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Shelly Sconce, math teacher at South Callaway High School, plays a vocabulary game with her geometry class on Wednesday. Sconce is nominated for a national teaching award, the LifeChanger Award, which recognizes educators that support students academically and emotionally. The winner will be announced in April.

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Shelly Sconce reflects on teaching career, supporting students

Shelly Sconce’s second year of teaching at South Callaway High School is when she experienced a defining moment in her teaching career. She reached a low point in her personal life when a student approached her and gave her a hug during calculus class. “I remember (the student) coming up and putting arms around me and saying, ‘I just want to let you know I love you,’” Sconce said.

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