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Educator honored as a life changer
Educator honored as a life changer

Colleagues say a local school administrator goes above and beyond to improve the lives of students, and now she is getting nationwide recognition.

Eva White was named as a national LifeChanger of the Year recipient. The award is given to only ten teachers, administrators or school employees, who are chosen from about 500 applicants from across the country, by the financial company National Life Group.

During her 30 year career in education, White has worked with children who have learning disabilities, earned a Fulbright Scholarship to Japan, where she helped connect American and Japanese students as pen pals, and established a marine biology lab at McDoniel Elementary School.

She is currently the academic manager at the Clark County School District. She was surprised by the award during a ceremony Wednesday.

"They called and said, you know, 'they're going to do a little piece on the marine lab and since Roberto is a relatively new principal here, could you come and talk about that?' And I thought, 'well, you give me a topic and I'll talk.' So, I came thinking I was gong to give a little history of the marine lab and it's probably the first time in my life I was totally speechless," White said.

White will receive a cash award of $1,500 and an additional $1,500 donation will be made in her name to the Clark County School District.

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