The following statement was issued Saturday by Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter of the DAR:
On Saturday, May 10, at the Fort Wayne County Club, The Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, named Mr. Thor Whitlock, a Miami Middle School social studies teacher, as their nominee for Outstanding American History Teacher. Mr. Whitlock will represent the Chapter at the state level. A winner from the state will go on to the National level.
Having his students know the whole truth, while instilling a pride for our country is a major goal of Mr. Whitlock. Through his story -telling skills, he makes history come alive for his students, beginning before the Revolutionary War and working his way through our history. Mr. Whitlock has been teaching with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 12 years, and served our country in the United States Marine Corps from 1993- 1997. He was a Smithsonian Association grant winner, which has enabled him opportunities of private study and tours in Washington DC and Boston.