Three Northwest Arkansas educators received honors April 19 during the Arkansas History Day events at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.
Darren Vaughn of Central Junior High School in Springdale was awarded the Patricia Behring Outstanding Teacher Award for the junior division. He received $500 for his outstanding leadership and experience as a History Day teacher. Vaughn will advance to the national level to compete for a $10,000 award.
Conner Brown of Central Junior High School in Springdale was awarded the Sarah J. Fountain Outstanding Novice Teacher Award for the junior division. This was a $200 award presented by the Arkansas Association of College History Teachers.
Dr. Jami Forrester of NorthWest Arkansas Community College and region 10 History Day coordinator was awarded the History Channel Award for Service. This award recognizes an individual who has supported History Day Arkansas through activities outside the regular classroom. Forrester advances to the national level to compete for a $5,000 award sponsored by the History Channel.
NorthWest Arkansas Community College Region 10 History Day program sent 80 students with 47 projects to the Arkansas History Day competition. Twenty-five students with their 17 projects were recognized for outstanding achievements.