Westside Educator Honored With Geographic Educators of Nebraska Award
Westside High School teacher Amy Studts was honored this week with the Gildersleeve-Stoddard-Stone Service to Geography Education Award. The honor is the highest the Geographic Educators of Nebraska (GEON) bestows.
Studts received the honor during a special awards ceremony reception at the annual conference of the Nebraska State Council for the Social Studies in Kearney.
“I was very honored to receive the GEON award,” said Studts. “There have been many awesome teachers who have won this award prior to me, so I feel very grateful!”
At Westside High School, Studts is well known and respected by her colleagues and students. As a Social Studies teacher, Stuts is a key organizer in the annual WHS Culture Fair, sharing information about countries around the world to all WHS students. She also creates a culture fair calendar every winter, engaging students through special activities centering on geography and social studies. In the 2016-2017 school year, Studts also organized special visits during Geography Awareness Week, sending WHS students to share their love to geography with elementary school classes throughout Westside Community Schools. Studts is also active with the Westside High School Cheerleading Squad.