Three teachers from Garden City Public Schools were named 2017 Crystal Apple Teachers of Finney County on Thursday during a banquet at the Clarion Inn in Garden City.
The three teachers who won the highly honored distinction include: Julia Morales, Buffalo Jones Elementary School; Dru Saddler, Garden City High School; and Sarah Shrimplin, Edith Scheuerman Elementary School.
Each Crystal Apple Teacher received an engraved crystal apple, a $1,000 cash award, an iPad, and a framed certificate.
Janet Hackett, Garden City High School; Sarah Harris, Victor Ornelas Elementary School; and Dixie Teeter, Victor Ornelas Elementary School, were 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.