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Local teacher receives honor

May 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Mark Parker, a Columbia City resident who teaches at Wolcott Mills Elementary School, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of twenty-one NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is a federal agency that each year supports summer study opportunities so that teachers can work with experts in humanities disciplines.

Parker will participate in a workshop entitled “USS Constitution & the War of 1812.” The one-week program will be held at the USS Constitution Museum in Boston and is directed by Sarah Watkins, director of collections and learning and Rebecca Crawford, manager of academic and family programs.

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