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1980 Virginia Harris McDonald (1934)


Educator and civic leader,

Taught dance, health and physical education at Bingham High (1940-1969) and Brighton High (1969-1980)

Founded the Bingham High Dance Company and formulated the modern dance system at Bingham High and the Jordan School District,

Established the first dance program in the Jordan School District

Pioneer advisor for the Bingham High Minerettes which she built into one of the most popular and prestigious programs at Bingham High

Originated the Miss Coppertonian Contest to choose Bingham High’s yearbook queen

Member of the National Dance Council

Member of the General Board of the LDS Church’s Young Women’s Program overseeing dance programs

Member of the State School Board Dance Committee

Supervisor of Dance for the Salt Lake County Recreation Program

Awarded the Most Outstanding Health and PE Teacher Award (1977)

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1980 Virginia Harris McDonald (1934)