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NJSTOY cohorts in Houston

Jan. 8, 2024-- The 2022 NJ State Teacher of the Year, Toms River’s own Christine Girtain, is currently in Houston attending a convention for state teachers of the year. While there, she and her cohorts (above) had the unique opportunity to throw a football to win a $1k for their class.

“Eighteen of us landed the throw,” said Girtain, “and set a record for the NSTOY cohort with the most successful throws.”

It’s typically her brain, resolve, and dedication that most benefits her classes, but now Girtain’s arm has directly led to $1,000 in funding for her authentic science research (ASR) students at High School North and High School South. Way to go!