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Daniel Bonnett Receives 2023 Outstanding Industry Educator Award from the Explore the New Manufacturing Program

bonnettThe Explore the New Manufacturing program announced today that Daniel Bonnett has been recognized with an Outstanding Industry Educator award.  Bonnett, a mathematics and physics instructor, is employed at Riverside High School. He will receive a $500 award designated for classroom enhancement. He will also be presented with a commemorative wooden plaque and gift basket featuring products made in West Virginia.  

“Math in this community can be very intimidating,” stated Tonya Harper. “Mr. Bonnett is single-handedly changing that. He creates a fun, relaxed, hands-on learning environment where students are thriving and excelling.” 

Launched in 2020, the Emerging Elite in Manufacturing and Outstanding Industry Educator awards celebrate the skills and dedication of students and educators across West Virginia. 

Daniel Bonnett’s teaching style not only empowers his students, but it also provides them with hard skills that they will be able to use in any career,” said Program Director Monica Cross, who oversees the Explore the New Manufacturing Program on behalf of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association Educational Fund’s efforts to create student awareness and excitement about careers in manufacturing and the training opportunities for these positions in their local areas. 

The Outstanding Industry Educator awardees are making positive impacts in the classroom. Student success is often the result of a dynamic teacher who inspires pupils to work harder to pursue a rewarding future. Awardees have championed students on multiple Explore the New Manufacturing events and in Career Technical Education endeavors. 

Bonnett’s award is part of Explore’s Emerging Elite in Manufacturing and Outstanding Industry Educator awards. Profiles of all award recipients will be available on the Explore the New Manufacturing website after they have been announced.

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