IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: TWO LOUISIANA TEACHERS SURPRISED WITH NATIONAL RECOGNITION AND $50,000 PRIZE

Nov 20, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Two New Orleans high school teachers were recently presented the 2018 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence, a national award that recognizes extraordinary skilled trades teachers and programs with a proven track record of dedication and performance.

Joshua Overman, who teaches carpentry and advanced manufacturing at New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School, and Adam Bourne, who teaches carpentry and electrical at The Net Charter High School, were each surprised in their classrooms by a representative from Harbor Freight Tools for Schools with the news they had won second-place in the competition and a $50,000 cash prize--$35,000 for each school's skilled trades program and $15,000 for each teacher.

Learn more about recipient Joshua Overman.

Learn more about recipient Adam Bourne.

The 2018 prize drew more than 550 applications from 49 states and included three rounds of judging, each by an independent panel that included experts from industry, education, trades, philanthropy and civic leadership. The field was narrowed to 52 semi-finalists, and ultimately, three first-place winners and 15 second-place winners were announced.

Learn more about the 2018 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence.

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