Nominations are underway way now for Montana, 7th through 12th grade teachers who've done an exemplary job teaching Montana history during the 20/21 school year. The winner will receive the 33rd Montana Statehood Centennial Bell Award.. This prestigious award honors the Montana History Teacher of the Year. The winning teacher will grab a plaque along with a $4500 cash award to be used in their classroom materials, field trips, speakers & anything else that makes the classroom an even better place. The ceremony's scheduled down in the State Capitol on Wednesday, November 9th. The deadline for nominations is March 31st. Don't worry about a thing, you can email your nominations to Norma Ashby Smith at

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