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CEHHS Honors Educators, Alumni at Vandal Basketball Game Feb. 15

February 12, 2018

The University of Idaho College of Education, Health and Human Sciences will honor three of its alumni this week for their outstanding accomplishment in the fields of school administration, classroom teaching and coaching/extracurricular leadership.

D'Lisa Penney, Lee Anne Eareckson and Nick Hazeltine will be honored during halftime of the Vandal men's basketball game against rival Montana State Thursday, Feb. 15, as part of Educator's Appreciation Night.

Penney is principal of Lapwai Middle-High School in Lapwai and the aunt of Vandal guard Trevon Allen, Eareckson is a foreign language teacher at Moscow High School in Moscow and Hazeltine is a teacher and head boys' basketball coach at DeSales High School in Walla Walla, Washington.

Educators who produce a school ID at the door will receive a discount on tickets to Thursday's game. The first 500 through the door will receive a one-of-a-kind "Honor" towel. Wave them to honor educators and rally the Vandals to victory.

In addition, Vandal players have recorded video testimonials to the teachers who've inspired them to be their best. These will be played throughout the game. The action tips off at 7 p.m. at Cowan Spectrum, inside the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center.

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