Gov. Holden awards Columbia teachers

Three Columbia teachers to receive the Governor's award.
Thursday, December 16, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 3:25 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Outgoing Gov. Bob Holden has presented 73 Missouri teachers, including three from Columbia, with the Governor's Award for Excellence and Teaching and Performance Excellence in Education.

“This year’s award recipients exemplify the ideal of quality education,” Holden said in a release about the Dec. 1 announcement.

Winners were chosen for their innovation, effectiveness, commitment and service to their classes and students. Local winners include Norman Gysbers from MU, Lamby Hedge from Stephens College and Graham Higgs from Columbia College.

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