Sitka’s Himschoot honored by White House
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Keet Gooshi Heen science teacher Rebecca Himschoot has won a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science, one of 102 educators — and only two in Alaska — to do so this year. The award comes with an unrestricted $10,000 cash prize, and an all-expense paid trip to Washington DC.
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