Finalists named for Crystal Apple awards

Reservations for banquet due by Nov. 12

GARDEN CITY — Six teachers from Garden City Public Schools have been named finalists for this year’s Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce Crystal Apple Teacher Recognition Awards.

The 2021 finalists from the district are:

  • Trista Bailey, Garden City High School
  • Dalana Billinger, Gertrude Walker Elementary School
  • Emily Hamlin, Garden City High School
  • Alice Hilt, Garden City High School
  • Lisa Juel, GC Achieve at J.D. Adams Hall
  • Laura Walsh, Charles O. Stones Intermediate Center

The Crystal Apple program strives to honor outstanding teachers in Finney County for their exceptional efforts in education.

Reservations for the banquet are required by 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 12. Cost is $25 per person, payable in advance to the Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce, 1509 E. Fulton Terrace.

The top three finalists will be named as the 2021 Crystal Apple Teachers of Finney County at an awards banquet on Thursday, November 18 at the Clarion Inn, 1911 East Kansas Avenue.  The three finalists will receive an engraved crystal apple, $1,000 cash award and an iPad tablet. The three semi-finalists will be presented with a cash award of $250.