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Local Teacher recognized for excellence

By Julie Newman, jnewman@wcyb.com
Published On: Apr 18 2013 09:44:24 PM CDT
Abingdon, Va. -

A local teacher is honored in a big way tonight, and now he’s 25-thousand dollars richer.

Steve Ahn teaches earth science and biology at Abingdon High School.

He won this year's McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence. $10,000 of his winnings must be used for international travel, Ahn is planning to visit schools in Finland, Norway and Iceland.

He was presented a check at a ceremony tonight with guest speaker Henry Winkler, better known as "The Fonz" from TV’s "Happy Days".

He was one of two winners tonight; the other is a 5th grade teacher from Giles County.