January 5, 2020 3:45 a.m.

An instructor at Roseburg High School has been named a finalist in the 2020 Educator of the Year program from a national education organization.

Dr. Larina Warnock teaches business at RHS and advises the Roseburg Future Business Leaders of America.

The recognition comes from the National Society of High School Scholars which has the Claes Nobel Educators of the Year awards. A release said the awards are presented to exemplary educators who have demonstrated an outstanding and noteworthy commitment to preparing their students for success both inside and outside the classroom.

As a finalist, Dr. Warnock receives a $1,000 grant.

RHS Principal Jill Weber said Dr Warnock is very deserving of the award. Weber said Warnock, “…has a strong commitment to her students and ensures they are growing and learning even with the challenges of this year”. Weber said Dr. Warnock also has the strength and leadership to cultivate local, state, and national leaders in the RHS FBLA programs, and “…is an example and model of leadership and growth in herself”.

The national group gives out awards in several categories including teachers, principals, counselors and coaches.