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LAYTON TEACHER TO RECEIVE PRESIDENTIAL AWARD

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A Layton High School physics teacher will receive a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching in ceremonies at the White House on Tuesday.

Michael B. Harris will be honored, along with science and math teachers from across the nation, for his teaching accomplishments. He will spend the week in Washington participating in several meetings and receptions. Award recipients have been scheduled to testify at a congressional hearing on science and math education."Through your outstanding accomplishments as a teacher, you exemplify that excellence which this presidential program is designed to recognize and encourage," wrote D. Allan Bromley, assistant to the president for science and technology, in a letter to Harris.

In 1987, Harris was among 41 teachers nationwide chosen to complete a three-week workshop at Virginia Military Institute.

Harris, who lives in Ogden, has been active with the Idaho-Utah Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers.