Mitchell educator Shane Thill wins national award

Twenty-three years after founding Mitchell's Second Chance High School, Shane Thill was named the National Life Group's LifeChanger of the Year.

Thill, the director of the Second Chance High School and assistant principal at Mitchell High School, was selected from a pool of 600 teachers, administrators and school district employees from across the nation to take home the prize of $10,000. Thill, who was nominated by Mitchell High and Second Chance High science teacher Julie Olson, received $5,000, and the additional $5,000 was given to the Second Chance High School.