Two teachers from Garden City Public Schools and one from Holcomb High School were named 2022 Crystal Apple Teachers of Finney County on Thursday.
The two USD 457 teachers who won the highly honored distinction are Jay Edwards, Garden City Achieve, and Brian Nelson, Garden City High School.
The other teacher that was recognized as a Crystal Apple Teacher was Jennifer Barrett of Holcomb High School. The teachers were honored 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 crystal apple lapel pin and a framed certificate.
Jose Alfredo Anaya Alarcon, Horace Good Middle School, Neil Lundgren, Victor Ornelas Elementary School, and Amber Potts, Horace Good Middle 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.