Memphis' "Commercial Appeal" on Facing History's Upstander Contest
Facing History and Ourselves has announced the grand prize winner of its global Upstanders Contest. Boston, Massachusetts, high school social studies teacher Judi Freeman won the contest and received a $5,000 grant to support her work. Voters picked Freeman after Facing History received over 700 nominations submitted from around the world. The contest is an initiative that celebrates those educators, administrators, and school staff who have taught their students the importance of participating in a democratic society. Among the five finalists was Lauren Boccia, a teacher at St. Agnes Academy in Memphis, Tennessee. Click on the links below to read coverage of the contest in the Memphis-based Commercial Appeal newspaper.
“Boston Teacher Beats Out Memphis Teacher for Upstander Award,” by Jane Roberts.
“Editorial: A Winner, Regardless.”
“St. Agnes Teacher Tells Students to Stand, Speak Up,” by Jane Roberts.