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Thursday, April 22, 2010 N/Warren Town and County News Page Eleven Augspurger Named DAR Outstanding History Teacher Saturday, April 3, the Jean Marie Cardinell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolu- tion (DAR) awarded Mark Augspurger their Out- standing History Teacher award and forwarded his nomination on to the State DAR for consideration. Augspurger teaches history at Norwalk Middle School where he is the head of the K-12 social studies department as a part of the district curricu- lum council. He holds memberships in the Na- tional and Iowa Councils for Social Studies and is part of the leadership team adopting and implement- ing the new Iowa Core Curriculum. Augspurger is from Bloomfield originally and graduated from Davis County Community High School where he was a member of the bqational Honor Society. He gradu- ated from Simpson Col- lege with a double major in History and Political Science with Secondary Education. In college, he was awarded the E.G. Booth Award which is an award given for character and athletic achievement by a student in Education. He was also given the Se- nior History Award for an Outstanding History Ma- jor. The purpose of the DAR Award is to recog- nize a notable, full-time teacher of American His- tory (and related fields, Norwalk Middle School teacher, Mark Augspurger, left, was presented Outstanding History Teacher Award by DAR member Libby Mineart, Committee Chairperson. Photo submitted. such as social studies, gov- ernment and citizenship education) in public, pri- vate and parochial schools, grades 6-12. The candidate must have taught school during the academic years 2008-2009 and 2009-2010; teach in the State that spon- sors the candidate, have an incisive knowledge of American History that he/ she readily shares with students, foster a spirit of patriotism and loyal sup- port of our country and constitutional govern- ment, demonstrate the ability to relate history to modern life and events, have high academic stan- dards, require excellence at all times from students and be committed to his/ her students and enjoy good rapport with them. In his classroom, Augspurger teaches the foundations of the Ameri- can system, including Athenian Democracy, the Roman Republic and the ideals of the Enlighten- ment and the American Revolution. He stresses to the students how they are unique, as not every place in the world has this form of government. He teaches his students to appreciate the power of the past and the relevance it has to their lives as local, national and world citizens. 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For example, actor Michael Gross, star of the hit TV series "Family " Ties," worked his way through college as a fireman on the Chicago & North Western Railway line. Today, he finds constructive relaxation by putting his creative energy into-model railroading. To help, there's a Web site where young people and adults can find the hobby that's right for them-- whether it's model trains, robots, dinosaurs or more. Y'mitors to the site www.my hobbyfun.net can even find hobby shops that are likely to carry the materials they need. Football Great Credits Chiropractors (NAPS)Sometimes it takes more than 13 trips to the Pro Bowl, 38 career records and three Super Bowl rings to make it into the National Pro Football Hall of Fame. It also apparently takes a good chiropractor. "Chiropractic care helped me stay healthy and succeed in the league for as long as I did," explains legendary wide receiver Jerry Rice. Football legend Jerry Rice. 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