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WMS Teacher Honored

Winkler Middle School Teacher Honored


WMS teacher receiving an award


Congratulations to Jerry Goodnight, social studies teacher at Winkler Middle School, who has received the 2020-2021 Middle School American History Teacher Award from the Mecklenburg Sons of the American Revolution.


Goodnight received his award during a presentation at the school on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. Jim Wood, Mecklenburg Sons of the American Revolution program chairman, made the presentation and shared the news that not only was Goodnight the winner for the Mecklenburg chapter, but he also has been selected as the winner for the state. He will now compete at the national level.


The Sons of the American Revolution conducts a contest each year to recognize educators who distinguish themselves in teaching the history of the American Revolution. The contest, which is open to elementary, middle and high school American history teachers, includes an essay portion where applicants must write about their teaching and describe any extraordinary techniques or innovative projects, they use to teach the American Revolution.


“An integral part of our society’s community work with youth is honoring American history teachers who teach the history of the American Revolution,” said Wood. “We honor these extraordinary educators at private, public and parochial institutions who teach our children in an elementary, middle or high school setting, for actively addressing the history of the American Revolutionary era.”


About the Sons of the American Revolution

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution was founded in 1889 and is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and promoting education to our future generation.