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October 27, 2021

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Kara Gratz receives education honor

Bluffton High School music teacher Kara Gratz o was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by The National Society of High Scool Scholars (NSHSS). A role model to pupils, Gratz was nominated by Amanda Rhonemus, a BHS student, for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the classroom.

Each year, student members of NSHSS have the opportunity to nominate the educator who had made the most significant contribution to their academic career. The Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award recognizes teacher role models who have made a lasting difference in their classroom by encouraging students to strive or excellence.

"Dedicated educators who exhibit a commitment to excellence deserve our highest praise and appreciation," said NSHSS President James Lewis. "We're excited to provide an ongoing means to do so, and we encourage our members to nominate teachers who have contributed to their academic success."

Formed in 2002, The National Society of High School Scholars recognizes academic excellence at the high school level and encourages members of the organization to apply their unique talents, vision, and potential for the betterment of themselves and the world. Currently, there are more than 450,00 Society members in 180 countries. NSHSS also provides scholarship opportunities for deserving young people. For more information about NSHSS visit www.nshss.org.