Masankay Receives Outstanding Chemistry Teacher Award

Mrs. Maria Masankay, chemistry teacher at Western Wayne High School has been unanimously selected by the executive council of the Susquehanna Valley Section of the American Chemical Society as the recipient of the 2017 Ronald C. Blatchley Outstanding High School Chemistry Teacher Award.

This award recognizes a high school chemistry teacher in the section who is passionate about chemistry as a science and works diligently to pass that passion on to their students. The award winner is also someone who consistently supports and encourages student participation in annual ACS events such as ACS high school exams and National Chemistry Week programming. The award consists of a plaque, a $100 check and the offer of reimbursement for up to $500 for registration and travel to a national conference related to chemistry education.

The plaque is usually presented during National Chemistry Week in October. The $100 check is presented at the section’s annual awards banquet in May of the following year.

Mr. Bill Dougherty, chair of the Susquehanna Valley Section of the American Chemical Society, will visit Mrs. Masankay’s chemistry class in late October and present her with the award plaque.  From left: Jennifer Bradley, assistant high school principal; Masankay; and Paul Gregorski, high school principal.

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