Aimee Young has been teaching sophomore English at Loudonville High School in Loudonville, Ohio, also her alma mater, for the past 11 years. For the last seven of those years, she has been teaching a Holocaust-studies elective that she created to 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. Aimee also served as the school’s newspaper adviser for ten years and has been advising the drill team for the last two years. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a BS in secondary English education.
In 1998, Aimee participated in the summer seminar trip to study the Holocaust in Poland and Israel led by Vladka Meed, and in 2001, Aimee was awarded a Mandel Fellowship through the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In September 2002, she was named to the Ohio Council on Holocaust Education’s Curriculum Advisory Board.
Aimee was chosen as one of the top three High School Humanities teachers in the 2004 Disney American Teacher Awards program.
SCHOOL and community
Loudonville–Perrysville Exempted Village Schools’ High School, Loudonville, Ohio
Population of Loudonville, located in north-central Ohio, halfway between Columbus and Cleveland, is 4,767. It is a small, rural community whose income derives principally from tourism and canoeing in and around the Mohican State Park. It is an all or mostly white, Christian, lower-to-middle-class community. Loudonville-Perrysville Exempted Village Schools’ High School has 447 students total (257 boys, 190 girls), grades 9–12.