June 3, 1999
|ALBERTA SCIENCE AND MATH TEACHERS "MAKE SCHOOL COOL"|
Fourteen Alberta science and math teachers have captured the imagination and admiration of their students, and are recipients of The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA) 1999 Teacher Awards.
The APEGGA Teacher Awards program rewards elementary, junior high and senior high school teachers who "Make School Cool" for students. Through inspiration or perspiration, they work hard to encourage young minds to excel in difficult subjects. For their efforts these mentors are acknowledged by APEGGA at a public ceremony and receive $500 each towards curriculum materials or field trips.
This year, the Association received more than 1200 letters of support from students, parents, principals and school superintendents, as well as other teachers. There were 156 teachers nominated.
APEGGA and its 30,000 members are committed to advancing the study of science and math at all educational levels and invests approximately $75,000 annually in various awards and scholarship programs. The Association also sponsors Science Olympics events in Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Brooks and Fort McMurray, provides input into the development of science and math curricula; assists teachers in the classroom with science demonstrations and career discussions; and participates in science fairs and other competitions.
Established in 1920, APEGGA serves society by regulating, enhancing and providing leadership in the practice of engineering, geology and geophysics in Alberta.
Note to Editors/News Directors: Because of the surprise nature of this event, media representatives are asked not to contact the recipient for comment until after the presentation has taken place. A complete list of 1999 APEGGA Teacher Award recipients is attached.
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This year's recipients of the 1999 APEGGA Teacher Awards are: