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Cascade High School's Miss Webster goes to Washington … and soon, New York!

Cascade High School teacher Melissa Webster in front of the Supreme Court building. Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.
Cascade High School teacher Melissa Webster in front of the Supreme Court building Washington DC. Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

From an Everett Public Schools News Release.

Cascade High teacher Melissa Webster was selected to attend Supreme Court Summer Institute AND named Human Geography Fellow by The American Geographical Society.

Cascade High School teacher Melissa Webster packed her bags and trekked to Washington, D.C. in June after being selected as one of 60 teachers to participate in Supreme Court Summer Institute.

In addition to touring the halls and watching the Supreme Court in action, teachers also studied Supreme Court cases in detail and learned innovative ways to share their knowledge with students.

Webster and her colleagues heard from Supreme court lawyers, reporters, scholars and educators during their stay.

The Institute was sponsored by Street Law, Inc. and by the Supreme Court Historical Society.

Shortly after her return to Washington State, Webster learned that she was selected by the American Geographical Society (AGS) as a 2016 AGS Human Geography Teacher Fellow.

Webster was one of 50 teachers across the United States who study and teach geography who were selected for this honor.

The honorees will attend an all-expenses paid symposium at Columbia University in New York City in November as part of a grant.

As a guest fellow at the symposium, Webster and her colleagues will be asked to apply their brains to help map the future of geography conservation, restoration and sustainability. They’ll also bring cutting edge, critical thinking to share with their students.

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