MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University Chapter of Sigma Xi recently presented Mary McKinney and Jesse Kainulainen with Best Science Teachers in the Upper Peninsula awards. Both teachers work for the Marquette Area Public Schools, McKinney at Bothwell Middle School and Kainulainen at Marquette Senior High School.
Sigma Xi is a national society of science, math and engineering. Each year the NMU chapter selects from nominations a Best Science Teacher award to a high school and middle school teacher in the U.P.
As part of the award, the honorees will receive a plaque from the Sigma Xi National Society and a check for $100 at the chapter's annual banquet held recently.