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Laura Bush Presents 2008 Preserve America History Teacher of the Year Award

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Nov 13 2008 Laura Bush presenting award screen shot

On October 24, Mrs. Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States and Honorary Chair of the Preserve America initiative, presented the 2008 national Preserve America History Teacher of the Year award, cosponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, to David B. Mitchell, a high school teacher at Masconomet Regional High School in Topsfield, MA, during a ceremony at the Union League Club in New York City.

2008 is the fifth year that the administration's Preserve America initiative and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History have partnered to present the Preserve America History Teacher of the Year award.

Gilder Lehrman's full press release talks more about Mitchell's philosophy and about the Preserve America program. Preserve America is a White House initiative created for the purpose of encouraging and supporting community efforts to preserve and enjoy the nation's cultural and national heritage, and further information is available at www.PreserveAmerica.gov.