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Eye On Boise

Idaho teacher is Utah’s best

It’s often been said that Idaho has three capitals – Boise, Spokane and Salt Lake City. Here’s proof: A history teacher at Preston High School in Preston, Idaho, has been named Utah History Teacher of the Year by the Utah chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Sure, Preston is really close to Utah, sitting less than 10 miles from the Utah line in far southeastern Idaho’s Napoleon Dynamite country. But it is, in fact, in Idaho. And the teacher, Lynn Womack, 58, has taught at the Idaho high school for more than 20 years.

According to the Associated Press, the DAR chapter that includes the region is based in Utah but includes Idaho’s Franklin County, so the longtime Idaho history teacher was eligible for the Utah honor. He won $500 and recognition at a meeting in Salt Lake City in May, and will be Utah’s entry in the organization’s national Teacher of the Year contest in Washington, D.C. in July.

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