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Granite teacher named to national history post

Scott M. Matheson Junior High social studies teacher Rebecca Ibarra has been named the Preserve America History Teacher of the Year for Utah, Granite School District has announced.

Ibarra will receive $1,000 cash, and her school library will receive U.S. history books and other materials. She also goes on to compete for a national award, which will be announced this month.

The award comes through a White House initiative sponsored by first lady Laura Bush.