Winning teachers

melanietalleyMelanie Huynh-DucĀ  (far left) of Northwest Guilford High School in Greensboro and Amy Talley of Ashley Elementary School in Winston-Salem received the 2010 Waddill Excellence in Teaching Award.

Huynh-Duc received her award at Northwest Guilford High School on Sept. 16. Talley received the award at a surprise event during a PTA meeting held at her school on Sept. 21. >>News 14 video

The Waddill Award is presented annually to two outstanding public or private school teachers who are alumni of Wake Forest. Each winner receives a $20,000 cash prize, one of the largest monetary prizes of any teaching award in the country. The award, named for Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Marcellus Waddill, was created in 1994 and is funded by his son, David Waddill.

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