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ETHS physics teacher Mark Vondracek has been selected for the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award. Students accepted into the University of Chicago Class of 2024 were asked to nominate an educator whose guidance has helped them along the path toward intellectual growth. Responses were received from thousands of students in recognition of educators who have positively impacted their lives. Mr. Vondracek was nominated by ETHS graduate Joshua Ahn (Class of 2020). 

This year’s winners will be celebrated virtually at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21. The program will feature special guest speakers from UChicago: President Robert Zimmer, Provost Ka Yee C. Lee, and Trustee Greg Wendt.