In March, Eastern Oregon University (EOU) announced recipients of their 2020 Inspirational Teacher Awards.
According to the EOU press release, freshmen at EOU who maintained dean’s list standing during fall term 2019 recommended a high school teacher who influenced them on the road to higher education and academic excellence. EOU, which has a legacy of teacher education, presents the Inspirational Teacher Awards annually in recognition of outstanding high school teachers who encourage and represent the importance of higher education to their students.
For the Morrow County School District, EOU student Joseph O’Brien recommended Madison Hynes, who teaches agriculture and math at Riverside Jr/Sr High School in Boardman.
Dirk Dirksen, Morrow County SD superintendent, said the district will present a certificate to Hynes at a future date. “We encourage our teachers to make strong connections with students and help them identify their future paths, so are pleased to celebrate such a positive outcome for a student,” Dirksen said.