The 2017 Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest ran from January 4 until March 1, and gave middle and high school students the exciting opportunity to tell their communities just how much they appreciate their teachers.
Students nominated their favorite teacher by writing essays, poems or thank-you letters that shared how their teacher had influenced their life and why they appreciated and admired their teacher.
The local winner of the My Favorite Teacher contest is Shelly Baum, who was nominated by Dayna Weber. Baum received a special award acknowledging her achievement, and additional recognition and praise from her peers at Bell Middle School.
Eighth grader Dayna Weber, who wrote the winning letter, also received a certificate of recognition.
“Thank you for motivating me to do my best, to work my hardest, and to try to learn everything I can,” Dayna wrote to her teacher. “You have showed me that science can be fun if you have the right teacher and the right mindset.”
Each regional winner will receive a $500 Barnes & Noble Gift Card and a NOOK® by Samsung. From the pool of regional winners, Barnes & Noble will name one teacher the Barnes & Noble National Teacher of the Year, who will receive $5,000 and the title of “Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher of the Year.” The national winner will be recognized at a special community celebration at their local Barnes & Noble store, and the winning teacher’s school will receive $5,000. The student who writes the national winning essay, poem or thank-you letter will win a $500 Barnes & Noble Gift Card and a NOOK by Samsung device.
For more information, contact Kim Wolfe, Barnes & Noble at Denver West Village, 14347 W. Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80401; telephone 303/215-9060, email firstname.lastname@example.org