A history teacher at Richlands High School was chosen as one of six national reciepents of the National History Club Advisor of the Year Award for the 2019-2020 school year.
Mr. Rod Cury was chosen by the committee for the award thanks to his leadership with the National History Club at Richlands High School for more than seven years.
Through his role, students in the National History Club at the high school have been able to particpant in serveal historic places including, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, James Madison's Montpelier, The Biltmore, and more.
Cury said it's the spirit of the youth that makes teaching worth it.
"When my kids walk into this room from day one I want them to feel a sense of history, to feel as if they are in a museum setting but not stuffy. It's full of desk and people and on these walls are famous people and we intercept their lives, and they are intercepting ours every step of the way. We all make up this enormous system called school, called America, and the world and we're all important every single person," History Teacher, and National History Club Advisor of the Year Recipient, Mr. Rod Cury said.
As a recipient of the National History Club Advisor of the Year award, Cury will receive a framed certificate.