Secretary of State Ross Miller Gives National Medallion Award to Nevada Civic Educator
Carson City, NV; August 5, 2009) – Secretary of State Ross Miller today presented the national Secretaries of States Medallion Award to Dr. Margaret Stimman Branson, a long-time Nevada resident and leading national proponent of civic education. Dr. Branson has written textbooks, including We the People…the Citizen and the Constitution, which is used by hundreds of thousands of students around the country and by more than 3000 Nevada students in We the People programs.
“Dr. Branson is an inspiration to educators and students everywhere who have heard her speak or read her textbook,” said Secretary of State Ross Miller, as he presented the award. “She continues to be active in Nevada schools and encourages students at every chance she gets. I’m very pleased to have this opportunity to recognize all she’s done to help students understand the fundamental principals and values of our free society, as well as their duties as American citizens. She is a true Nevada treasure.”
Dr. Branson was one of the editorial directors and principal writers of the National Standards for Civics and Government. She has served as a Nevada and national judge and instructor for We The People and continues to serve as the Associate Director for the Center for Civic Education.
The National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award honors groups or individuals who have a record of outstanding service in advancing voter education and participation, civic education, or service to state government.