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Brunswick County Schools are proud to be the home of the top two North Carolina social studies teachers.
The North Carolina Council for the Social Studies (NCCSS) announced the selection of Laura Hunter of South Brunswick High School as Outstanding High School Social Studies Teacher of the Year and Margaret Arrowood of Shallotte Middle School as Outstanding Middle School Social Studies Teacher of the Year.
“Both of these awards coming to one county is remarkable,” said Superintendent Edward Pruden, when he learned of the honors.
Hunter has been a social studies teacher for nine years, eight of which have been in Brunswick County. She teaches U.S. history and advanced placement U.S. history.
When asked about Hunter’s impact at SBHS, principal Wayne Price said, “A great teacher inspires students to achieve beyond the limits of the classroom. I have had the opportunity to watch Ms. Hunter teach and it is evident that she teaches from the heart. Her students know this and it inspires them to excel.”
Arrowood has been teaching in Brunswick County for 22 years and is currently teaching eighth-grade social studies.
According to principal Paul Price, “She is a tireless advocate for her curriculum.”
Both teachers were honored Feb. 24 at the state NCCSS conference.