The Geneva Barnes & Noble is asking Kane County residents to nominate local educators in the 2019 “My Favorite Teacher Contest.”
Now in its ninth year, the contest launched on Valentine’s Day to give students the opportunity to show love and appreciation to their teachers.
High school students can nominate K-12 teachers through 11:59 p.m. March 14, 2019, by writing essays, poems or thank-you letters detailing how much their teachers have impacted their lives and why they appreciate them.
Entries will be collected online only at www.bn.com/myfavoriteteacher, and will be judged on the compelling nature of the teacher’s inspiring qualities, the sincerity of the student’s appreciation and the quality of expression and writing.
Only high school students 14 or older at the time of entry and active teachers employed by elementary, middle or high schools in the United States are eligible to win.
The “Barnes & Noble National Teacher of the Year” will receive $5,000, and their school will receive an additional $5,000. The award recipient will also be recognized at a special community celebration at their local Barnes & Noble store.
The student who writes the national winning essay, poem or thank-you letter will win a $100 Barnes & Noble Gift Card.
Entries must be in English and cannot exceed 500 words.
Last year’s winner, Lem Andrews, a post-secondary advisor from Booker High School in Sarasota, FL, who was nominated by former student Ellen Bausback, had this to say about winning: “It’s truly an honor to be recognized by Barnes & Noble as Teacher of the Year.
Out of the hundreds of students you work with, to have one that’s inspired enough to write something about you is a reward like no other.”
Barnes & Noble Geneva Commons continuously displays its appreciation for educators everywhere through Educator Appreciation Days throughout the year that provide educators with special discounts, personalized service, in-store events, book fairs, store tours for students and teachers and, since 2010, through the My Favorite Teacher Contest.
Customers should visit www.bn.com/myfavoriteteacher for complete details and official My Favorite Teacher Contest rules.
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