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Kenneth Cutler and Valerie Lynn Hicks Kearson are among 200 teachers nationwide to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science, the nation's highest award for math and science teachers. Cutler teaches biology and physical science at Hillside High School in Durham County. Kearson is a math teacher at Credle Elementary School in Granville County. Each recipient's school receives $7,500.
Dawnelle Hyland, a teacher at Chewning Middle School in Durham County, is the 2002 winner of the Terry Sanford Award for Creativity in Teaching. The award, created in 1966, honors the educational contributions of Terry Sanford. Other finalists were Margaret Conner (Forsyth County), Gloria T. Lawrence (Guilford County), and Pat Zimmerman (Dare County).