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Amanda Hill Sims, of Mansfield, a local teacher at Norwood High School, was chosen to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) scholar program this summer. Sims was selected for the honor from a national pool, and has just recently attended one of 20 study workshops offered by the NEH.
Each summer the Endowment provides learning opportunities through the Landmarks of American History and Culture workshops. The program allows teachers to enhance their understanding of the humanity disciplines with experts.
Sims participated in a workshop entitled, “The Richest Hills: Mining in the Far West, 1865-1920,” a one-week program organized by the Montana Historical Society. During the workshop, Sims visited three of the West’s most significant mining heritage sites in Montana: Virginia City, Butte, and Helena. In each location, the group had the opportunity to study how the structures reflect the West’s mining past and the rich archival resources available for research.
Previously employed for three years at Chadwick High School, Sims will teach English and special education at Norwood this fall.
Mrs. Sims lives south of Mansfield, in Douglas County, with husband, George, and daughter, Susan. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Louisiana-Monroe, and a masters from Drury University.