July 12, 2024

Three Teachers Named Crystal Apple Teacher For 2019

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Three teachers from Garden City Public Schools were named 2019 Crystal Apple Teachers of Finney County on Thursday, November 14th.  The three teachers who won the highly honored distinction include: Makenzi Johnson, Garden City High School, Paul Lappin, Garden City High School, and Sarah Wise, Kenneth Henderson Middle School.  The teachers were recognized at a banquet held at the Clarion Inn in Garden City. 

Each Crystal Apple Teacher received an engraved crystal apple, a $1,000 cash award, an iPad, a lapel pin, and a framed certificate.

Dalana Billinger, Gertrude Walker Elementary School, David Brager, Gertrude Walker Elementary School, and Kelly Butcher, Garden City High School, were the three finalists and each received a cash award of $250 and a framed certificate.

The Crystal Apple Teacher Recognition Program was developed, organized and implemented by the Community Awareness and Recognition (C.A.R.E.) Committee, a Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce task force and representatives of the business community.  The program honors outstanding teachers in Finney County for their efforts in teaching children.