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The School Buzz: Air Force Association awards D11 engineering teacher top state honor

A D11 engineering teacher is being recognized for making a huge difference in the classroom and with his school's robotics club.

Bryce McLean is an engineering teacher at Coronado High School and a mentor for the school’s robotics team, “Cougars Gone Wired.” McLean was just given the honor as the Colorado State Air Force Association Teacher of the Year.

The school says McLean is a phenomenal teacher who not only "provides quality education in the classroom but works tirelessly to coach and mentor the robotics team."

McLean says “I can only hope it helps them find a passion in STEM-related careers. Projects in engineering classes and during FIRST Robotics build season shows students that it is okay to fail when taking a chance as long as they have the grit and determination to continue and get it right the second, or third or even fourth time.”

Air Force Association representatives presented McLean with his award, a sizable check and a blue AFA jacket recently. A formal ceremony will be in August at Weidner Field.

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Josh Helmuth

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