Ridge View Community school’s seventh grade social studies teacher, Susan Griffith, recently was awarded a $1,000 grant. The Glen Nerbak Excellence in Teaching Award is given annually by the Maine Council for the Social Studies. It is given in support of teachers and their commitment to extending learning beyond the classroom. Ms. Griffith already has plans for her award money which includes a giant U.S. map painted on the playground tarmac. Congratulations Ms. Griffith!