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By Dena Wood
The Times 

Mel McWhorter Retires after 30 Years at WHS

Passes the torch to former student, Gabe Kiefel

 

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WHS Science/Math teacher Mel McWhorter (top left) watches as former student, Angela Ferguson, teaches his class how to dissect an eyeball.

WAITSBURG – After 30 years teaching in Waitsburg, Mel McWhorter will be the third long-time staffer to retire from the Waitsburg School District this summer.

Mc Whorter, a favorite among students, will join first-grade teacher Dinah Lindsey and superintendent/principal Dr. Carol Clarke, and wrap up his teaching career this school year.

"Teaching in Waitsburg has been a real positive career," McWhorter said.

McWhorter grew up in the Kalispell area of Montana, where he graduated high school. He earned his bachelor's degree, with a major in biology and a minor in math, at Montana State Univ...



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