APEGGA Honors 14 Teachers

Fourteen Alberta science and math teachers have captured the imagination and admiration of their students, and are recipients of APEGGA 1998 Teacher Awards.

In its eighth year, 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 700 letters of support from students, parents, principals and school superintendents, as well as other teachers. There were a total of 82 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 award recipients (with grade taught and school) are: