Local history teacher receives awards

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At a surprise assembly recently, a Bluffton High School history and social studies teacher received one of the most prestigious awards in education and a $25,000 check. Erin Reichert, 39, is the only Milken Educator Award winner from South Carolina for 2017-18, and among 44 winners nationally.

The National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution also honored Reichert with an award for her outstanding work teaching American history. Reichert has been at Bluffton High since 2007.