Harbor Freight Tools to Surprise Two NOLA Teachers with $50, 000!

HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS TO SURPRISE TWO TEACHERS AT TWO NEW ORLEANS CHARTER HIGH SCHOOLS WITH $50,000 AS SECOND-PLACE WINNERS OF NATIONAL SKILLED TRADES TEACHING PRIZE 
WHAT: A carpentry and advanced manufacturing teacher from New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School and a carpentry and electrical teacher from the NET Charter High School will be surprised with the news they and their schools have each won $50,000 as two of 15 second-place winners of the 2018 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. A representative of Harbor Freight Tools for Schools will surprise the teachers by presenting a large rolling tool box and big check.

The Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence recognizes outstanding instruction in the skilled trades in U.S. public high schools. The second-place winners will receive $50,000, with $15,000 to the individual teacher to use at his discretion and $35,000 going to the high school to support the winning skilled trades program.

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
8:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
WHERE: New Orleans Charter Science & Math High School (8:15 a.m.)
5625 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115
Check in at front office to be escorted to classroomThe NET Charter High School (11:45 a.m.)
6601 Franklin Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70113
Check in at front office to be escorted to classroom
WHO: At New Orleans Charter Science & Math High School (8:15 a.m.):
Joshua Overman, Carpentry and Advanced Manufacturing Teacher, Sci High
Dr. Monique Cola, Principal, Sci High
Dave “Lefty” Lefkowith, Assistant Superintendent, Louisiana Department of Education
Robin Kramer, Harbor Freight Tools for SchoolsAt The NET Charter High School (11:45 a.m.) 
Adam Bourne, Carpentry and Electrical Teacher, The NET Charter High School
Elizabeth Ostberg , Principal, The NET Charter High School
John White, Louisiana State Superintendent of Education
Dave “Lefty” Lefkowith, Assistant Superintendent, Louisiana Department of Education
Robin Kramer, Harbor Freight Tools for Schools
WHY: The Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence was designed to recognize outstanding instruction in the skilled trades in U.S. public high schools that inspires students to learn a trade that prepares them for a career after high school. The 2018 prize drew more than 550 applications from 49 states. More than $1 million in prizes will be awarded: the three first-place winners will each receive $100,000-$70,000 for the high school skilled trades program and $30,000 to the teacher. The 15 second-place winners will each receive $50,000, with $35,000 going to their public high school skilled trades program and $15,000 to the individual teacher or team.
CONTACT: To RSVP and for more information, contact Karen Denne, kdenne@harborfreight.com / 818.307.0510.

About Harbor Freight Tools for Schools
About Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Harbor Freight Tools for Schools is a program of The Smidt Foundation, established by Harbor Freight Tools Founder Eric Smidt, to support the advancement of skilled trades education in America. With a deep respect for the dignity of these fields and for the intelligence and creativity of people who work with their hands, this program was created to foster and shine a light on excellence in skilled trades education in public high schools. Believing that access to quality skilled trades education gives high school students pathways to graduation, opportunity, good jobs and a workforce our country needs, Harbor Freight Tools for Schools aims to stimulate greater understanding, support and investment by public entities and others in skilled trades education. Harbor Freight Tools is a major supporter of the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools program. For more information, visit harborfreighttoolsforschools.org.

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