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University School Teacher Recognized for Making a Difference


Rafael Arechabaleta


University School of NSU advanced placement physics teacher Rafael Arechabaleta is one of five educators to receive the Northwestern University Distinguished Secondary Teacher Award.

Arechabaleta was selected from a pool of more than 80 nominations. The award honors high school teachers who have touched the lives of Northwestern students, and is accompanied by $2,500 for each teacher and $2,500 for his or her school.

Arechabaleta was nominated by five arts and sciences seniors. Michael Dornbusch, Jonathan Schwartz, Matthew Adam Bartnovsky, Mitchell Drew and Kelly Flowers each expressed admiration for their Cuba-born teacher who received his undergraduate degree in the former Soviet Union.

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