Three named Crystal Apple teachers for 2021

The 2021 Crystal Apple award winners include Garden City High School teachers Emily Hamlin and Alice Hilt, and GC Achieve teacher Lisa Juel.

The three teachers were recognized during a Nov. 18 banquet. Each Crystal Apple Teacher received an engraved crystal apple, a $1,000 cash award, an iPad, and a framed certificate.

Three additional finalists — Trista Bailey, GCHS; Dalana Billinger, Gertrude Walker Elementary School; and Lara Walsh, Charles O. Stones Intermediate Center — 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.