Natrona County High School

NCHS Teacher Receives 2012 James Madison Fellowship

Brent Jurgensen, social studies teacher at Natrona County High School, recently received the 2012 James Madison Fellowship, which supports graduate study leading to a master's degree in history, political science or education. The goal of the foundation is to ensure the teaching of the Constitution in American schools. Included in the program is a four-week summer institute at Georgetown University, entitled "Foundations of American Constitutionalism." One secondary teacher from each state is selected as a fellow each April.

"The honor recognizes your high academic achievement, strong promise of completing a master's degree program, and your convincing dedication to the teaching of young people in secondary schools," program President Lewis F. Larsen wrote.

Assistant Principal Ron Estes and Instructional Facilitator MaryBeth Peden were key contributors to his selection as a fellow. They join the rest of NCHS — and NCSD — in congratulating Mr. Jurgensen on winning this national award!

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