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( March 17, 1997)
SDSM& T HONORS HILL CITY TEACHER AS OUTSTANDING TEACHER
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology recently honored Darwin ( Sam) Sampson with its Outstanding Teacher Award. SDSM& T President Richard J. Gowen presented Sampson with the award during SDSM& T’s Forty- sixth Annual Honors Convocation on March 13, 1997.
Sampson , a 1961 graduate of Highmore High School, is the son of Alice and Wayne Sampson of Highmore, South Dakota. He attended Northern State College in Aberdeen and obtained a B. S. degree in education with emphasis in science and math. A teacher for the past thirty- one years, Sampson has taught at Kennebec, Sturgis, West Bend, Iowa; Auckland, New Zealand; and currently Hill City. He received a M. A. degree in math and physics from University of South Dakota in 1970.
Sampson was instrumental in setting up a computer programming class for students in Hill City in 1978 using SDSM& T’s main frame computer. This course was one of the first computer classes for high schools in the area. Sam currently teaches algebra II, chemistry, physics, senior math, and pre- calculus at Hill City High School. Sampson and his wife, Jean, have a daughter, Amanda, who is a sophomore at SDSM& T.
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