HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Henry County schools officials say one of their high school teachers has been honored as the state's outstanding Earth science teacher for 2013. Officials said Tuesday that Dutchtown High School teacher Nancy Adgate was chosen as the state's honoree by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers.
Dutchtown principal Terry Oatts says Adgate's love for earth science is infectious and her students see the passion she brings to the field every day. Adgate, a 20-year teaching veteran, taught at Dutchtown Middle school before becoming a high school teacher in 2009 and served as the science department chair before she switched jobs. Adgate was a member of the host committee for the 2008 International Science and Engineering Fair, which was hosted in Atlanta.