Replacing fear with understanding – Beverly Penninger, 2016 ASC Honors,

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Why this matters: ASC recognizes that creative individuals and teachers enrich the cultural lives of everyone in our region and beyond through their work. By Michael Solender Telling others’ stories is a privilege documentary filmmaker Beverley Penninger undertakes with the utmost respect and sense of responsibility. “I never start a project with any preconceived ideas,” …

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A lifelong search for meaning – Dr. Raphael Tsu, ASC Honors

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Dr. Raphael Tsu, a Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and an acknowledged authority and world leader in the areas of quantum properties of materials and device physics, is honored with the 2016 ASC Honors award for lifetime achievement in science.
Why this matters: ASC recognizes that creative individuals and teachers enrich the cultural lives of everyone in our region and beyond through their work. By Michael Solender As a young boy growing up in Shanghai, China, Raphael “Ray” Tsu would look skyward wondering about the universe beyond the clouds. “I asked my mother, ‘What is …

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Strike up the band – Windy Fullagar, ASC Cato Lifetime Achievement in Teaching

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Windy Fullagar, band director at Alexander Graham Middle School in Charlotte, is honored with the 2016 ASC Honors – Cato Lifetime Achievement in Teaching Award.
Why this matters: ASC recognizes that creative individuals and teachers enrich the cultural lives of everyone in our region and beyond through their work. By Michael Solender Alexander Graham Middle School Band Director Windy Fullagar got hooked on making music in the eighth grade. She made a decision then that her career would always revolve …

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Even better next year – Ann Jacob, ASC Cato Lifetime Achievement in Teaching

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Ann Jacob, a fourth/fifth grade teacher at New Town Elementary in Waxhaw, is honored with the 2016 ASC Honors – Cato Lifetime Achievement in Teaching Award.
Why this matters: ASC recognizes that creative individuals and teachers enrich the cultural lives of everyone in our region and beyond through their work. By Michael Solender Ann Jacob views challenging students as a way for children to achieve possibilities beyond what they imagine for themselves. A future filled with possibility and opportunity is what …

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Taking it to another level – Julie McConnell, ASC Cato Lifetime Achievement in Teaching

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Julie McConnell, a biology teacher at William A. Hough High School in Cornelius, is honored with the 2016 ASC Honors – Cato Lifetime Achievement in Teaching Award.
Why this matters: ASC recognizes that creative individuals and teachers enrich the cultural lives of everyone in our region and beyond through their work. By Michael Solender For Julie McConnell, AP biology teacher and science department chair at Hough High School, teaching students to “think like a scientist” is a way to equip them with …

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