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Amanda McDevitt Named Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction

English teacher Amanda McDevitt and her student Ashley Chorney.

On October 8, 2014, Educator Amanda McDevitt of Porter Ridge High School in Indian Trail, NC was selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).  McDevitt was nominated by her former student sophomore Ashley Chorney for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the classroom. Student members of NSHSS have the opportunity to nominate an educator who has made the most significant contribution to their academic career. The Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award recognizes role models who have made a lasting difference in their classroom by encouraging students to strive for excellence.

“Dedicated educators who exhibit a commitment to excellence deserve our highest praise and appreciation,” said NSHSS President James W. Lewis. “We ‘re excited to provide an ongoing means to do so, and we encourage our student members to nominate teachers and counselors who have contributed to their academic success.”

Chorney stated the following in her nomination, "I nominate Mrs. McDevitt because she is a teacher dedicated to her students. She encouraged me throughout my freshman year to always do my best...Outside of her class Mrs. McDevitt is a great mentor, always smiling and willing to give advice when needed...Through her teaching, Mrs. McDevitt has positively impacted many lives. Even though I am a sophomore, I have used her principles and lessons to help me excel in my high school career."

Porter Ridge High School is proud of Amanda McDevitt for her continuous commitment to education.

Written by: Elenia Daniels, Assistant Principal
Posted: Jan 05, 2015 by Regina Snelson

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