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(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) recognizes educators as Claes Nobel Educators of Distinction. This award recognizes educators who are exceptional in their line of work, inspiring students to grow into their full potential.

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LRHS JROTC instructor Lt. Col. Richard Roller.

The NSHSS has selected LRHS Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) instructor Richard Roller for his dedication and extraordinary ability to get the best out of his students.

Roller said he was honored by the recognition.

“Being recognized for encouraging interdisciplinary and critical thinking among my students is reassuring due to the fact that students understand these things matter,” he said.

This award is given each year, chosen by student members of NSHSS who decide which educator has had the greatest impact on their academic career.

Roller said the fact that the award is student-nominated has special significance.

“The nomination is through a student, so it had to be a student recognizing a teacher has done something that has improved the student overall, especially from an elective teacher’s position,” he said.

According to NSHSS President James W. Lewis, “Dedicated educators who exhibit a commitment to excellence deserve our highest praise and appreciation.”

James W. Lewis and Claes Nobel, the namesake of this award, formed the NSHSS in 2002.

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