Crystal Apple teachers honored

Teachers Sarah Shrimplin, Julia Morales, and Dru Saddler were honored with the 2017 Crystal Apple Awards on Thursday.

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.