O’Hare Named SC Bar Law Related Education Teacher of the Year

Mr. Tom O’Hare received the S.C. Bar Law Related Education (LRE) High School Teacher of the Year Award. Mr. O’Hare, who teaches Advanced Placement U.S. Government & Politics, Advanced Placement U.S. History, and world history, was presented a plaque and a $1,000 stipend at the annual High School Awards Program. The award is presented to a teacher in South Carolina who has fostered public understanding of the values of our legal and judicial system, stimulated a deeper sense of individual responsibility by helping students recognize their legal duties and rights, encouraged and supported effective LRE programs, and increased communication among students, fellow educators, and those working in the legal system. Each year Mr. O’Hare and the students in his AP Government class participate in the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution competition. The S.C. Bar LRE is a service arm of the Bar that, since the mid-1980s, has provided teachers, school resource officers, juvenile justice personnel and lawyers with resources, materials and technical assistance to teach law and citizenship education.