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2016 Crystal Apple Awards
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Nov 17, 2016

About the Program
This year marks the 21st Anniversary of the Chamber's Crystal Apple Awards. Teachers are the heart of our schools.  They nurture our children’s inquisitive minds and prepare them for the challenges of the future.  Teachers need and deserve our support.

The Community Awareness and Recognition in Education (CARE) Committee, which is made up of representatives of the Chamber in the business community, sponsors a program which honors six outstanding teachers in Finney County each year.

Admission to Event is $25/each

Teacher Eligibility
Early Childhood through twelfth grade certified teachers currently under contract and in good standing with the school and in the classroom in Bible Christian Academy, Garden City Public Schools, Holcomb Public Schools, St. Dominic or St. Mary Catholic Schools are eligible to participate in the Crystal Apple Teacher Recognition Program.  They can be either full- or part-time teachers, special education teachers, counselors or librarians. Substitutes and certified support staff personnel, such as psychologists, social workers and others, are ineligible to participate. Previous Crystal Apple recipients are also ineligible to participate.  

The six finalists receive recognition at the CARE Crystal Apple Recognition Banquet on Thursday, November 17, 2016.  The three award recipients each receive a $1,000 cash award and an Apple I-Pad. The three remaining finalists receive awards of $250 each.  

 

PREVIOUS CRYSTAL APPLE RECIPIENTS

1995

Jeannie Clubine ~ Susan Jacques ~ Ann Knoll 

1996

Shelby McNutt ~ Claudia McVicker ~ Linda Walker 

1998

Judy Gillette ~ Tammy Lalicker Reith ~ Jennifer LaSalle 

1999

Pam Foster ~ Leigh Ann Roderick ~ Kevin Thompson 

2000

Kerma Crouse ~ Peggy Johnston ~ Steve Smith 

2001

Rhonda Hutton ~ Suzan Tarwater ~ Marlise Tiffany 

2002

Tim Johnson ~ Susie Loyd ~ Carol Wethington 

2003

Linda Ackerman ~ Shauna Lenneman ~ Elaine Lott ~  Kay Thompson 

2004

Dawn Bailey ~ Heather Lies ~ Kathleen Moorman 

2005

Jesse Bernal ~ Sue Tiffany ~ Michelle Wells 

2006

Randy Garrier ~ Jane Vanderhoff ~ Angela Wilkinson 

2007

Patsy Fort ~ Jennifer Mahoney ~ Maria Thornton 

2008

George Caine ~ Sherry Nelson ~ Rebecca Stoppel 

2009

Julie Nemechek ~ Roger Syng ~ Jamie Terry 

2010

Lisa Cady ~ Matthew Horney ~ Russ Tidwell 

2011

Dawn Riggs ~ Kerri Steelman ~ Shanna Yox 

2012

Andrea Baker ~ Adam Cassellius ~ Rod Willis 

2013

Alexander Koning  ~  Karen Kyler  ~ Summer Miller 

2014

Sarah Cross  ~  Melanie Garrison  ~ Kip Nichols

2015

Jesse Bernal  ~  Barbara Mercer  ~ Roger Reed