Teachers Receive 2021 Crystal Apple Award

Teachers Receive 2021 Crystal Apple Award
Posted on 11/19/2021

Three teachers from Garden City Public Schools were named 2021 Crystal Apple Teachers of Finney County on Thursday, November 18th.  The three teachers who won the highly honored distinction include: Emily Hamlin, Garden City High School, Alice Hilt, Garden City High School, and Lisa Juel, GC Achieve.  The teachers were recognized 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, and a framed certificate.

Trista Bailey, Garden City High School, Dalana Billinger, Gertrude Walker Elementary School, and Lara Walsh, Charles O. Stones Intermediate Center, 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.