Philomath High School teacher David Dunham received a special honor recently with the announcement that he was the recipient of an Inspirational Teacher Award through Eastern Oregon University.
First-year honor students at EOU nominated 17 educators from across Oregon, Alaska, Idaho and Washington to receive the honor. Philomath High School graduate Hailey Davis nominated Dunham, who teachers language arts.
Freshmen who maintained dean’s list standing during fall 2018 nominated a high school teacher who influenced them on the road to higher education and academic excellence. The awards, which are presented annually, are intended to recognize teachers who encourage and represent the importance of higher education to their students.