After parents, perhaps no one makes more of a difference in a child's life than a dedicated teacher. That's why every year, KUED and the Utah PTA honor six of Utah's top teachers and two outstanding volunteers with the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Education.
"KUED has a strong commitment to education in Utah," says KUED General Manager Michael A. Dunn. "The rich history of this collaboration is an indication of our commitment to educational programming and the community. These awards are a reminder of how everyone benefits when a talented teacher or school volunteer enriches the life of a child."
Hosted by Ted Capener, the Utah PTA Golden Apple Awards airs on KUED Channel 7 Wednesday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m. and again on KUED World Channel 7.2 on Thursday June 2 at 7:00 p.m. The broadcast features the awards ceremony, in combination with on-site footage of the recipients at work in their classrooms. Utah's First Lady, Jeanette Herbert, will speak at the ceremony as will Utah PTA president Ilene Mecham and Utah Education Association president Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh.
The 2011 Golden Apple Outstanding Educator recipients include: David C. Fullmer, Timpview High School, Orem, Utah; Alan Gatenby, Murray High School, Murray, Utah; Bonnie Lougy, West Jordan Elementary, Jordan, Utah; Tamara Searle, Churchill Junior High, Salt Lake City, Utah; Tammie Todd, Lone Peak Elementary, Sandy, Utah; and Leigh M. VandenAkker, East High School, Salt Lake City, Utah.
The 2011 Outstanding Volunteer Awards will be presented to Kimball Weaver, South Elementary, Cedar City, Utah and Terri Whittingham, Oak Canyon Junior High, Lindon, Utah.
Cash awards and program funding of the Golden Apple Awards is provided by the Emma Eccles Jones Foundation, Utah Education Network, EMI Health and the Utah Education Association.
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