Six teachers who won the Arts & Science Council’s Cato Excellence in Teaching Awards on Thursday will be honored Oct. 23 at Fullwood Theater at Matthews Community Center. Winners, each of whom receives $1,500, are Leslie Craven, who teaches art at Central Academy of Technology & Arts, Union County; Pamela Freedy , who teaches art at Sharon Elementary/Charlotte Preparatory School in Mecklenburg; Darlene Petranick, who teaches science at Lebanon Road Elementary in Mecklenburg; Bianca Yavelak who teaches science at Ashbrook High School in Gaston; Megan Luzader, who teaches history at Ranson Middle School in Mecklenburg’ and Ann Jacob, who teaches history at New Town Elementary in Union. MARK WASHBURN
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