Hummel wins High School Teacher Award

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Sacramento Section is pleased to announce that Steven Hummel of Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills has one its inaugural High School Teachers Award.


Hummel’s nomination packet, submitted by his student Dustin Nguyen, noted that, “Mr. Hummel teaches in a way where he wants to make sure that everyone understands. He always tries to help those that are struggling by offering help at lunch, after school, and even some seminars before big tests.” In addition, the Awards Committee noted his involvement with the National High School Chemistry Olympiad.

The award includes a $500 prize and $500 in money towards school supplies for his classes. Hummel will be recognized at the “Flavors of Chemistry” event on October 1, 2016 on the UC Davis campus.

Jeanine Robb was the runner-up for the award. In her nomination packet, submitted by her student Phaniraj Aenugula, it was noted the many different courses she has taught during her 16 years at Folsom High and her total of 28 years of teaching experience. Aenugula was a student of hers who competed in the National High School Chemistry Olympiad.

As runner-up, Robb will receive $100 towards supplies for her classroom.

Applications for next year’s award are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information and an application for next year’s award, please click here.

Author: Bill Miller

Bill Miller is a Councilor of the Sacramento Section of the ACS. He also teaches chemistry at Sacramento City College.

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