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Nick LaFave of Clover High School was named the Clover school district’s 2012-13 teacher of the year during convocation ceremonies today.
LaFave, an environmental science teacher at the school, spent his summer in the Arctic Circle for six weeks participating in research on wolf spiders and their impact on the environment.
He has been teaching science for about 15 years, the last four at Clover High School. LaFave has said he always wanted to take part in a polar research experiment.
He was among 250 educators who applied for 16 research spots through PolarTrec, an educational research experience in which k-12 teachers participate in polar research, working with scientists as a way to improve science education. The projects are funded by the National Science Foundation.
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