Excellence in Education

  • Golden Apple: Jane Trump 03/2010

    SOUTH WHITLEY, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Our Golden Apple Award this month takes us to South Whitley where a teacher with strong ties to the community is honored for her determination to make a difference in young people's lives.

  • Golden Apple: Sally Butler - 02/2010

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Some students might rank history class as their least favorite subject. But that's not the case at Memorial Park Middle School in Fort Wayne thanks to a special teacher's passion.

  • Golden Apple: Paul Marinko - 01/2010

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - A small school in downtown Fort Wayne has made a huge difference in the life of a local student.

    Years later, she returns to Saint Paul's Lutheran School where one caring teacher made it all happen.

  • Golden Apple: Steve Gabet - 12/2009

    LEO, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - As we get ready to start another new year, a Leo High School teacher is preparing for a new chapter in his life - retirement.

    This veteran of the classroom is this month's Golden Apple Award winner.

  • Golden Apple: Lyn Rodgers - 11/2009

    BLUFFTON, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Her devotion and love for her students students makes her a teacher that will never be forgotten. For more than three decades, she's worked with first and second graders at Lancaster Central Elementary School.

  • Golden Apple: Shelley Johnson - 10/2009

    WATERLOO, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - It's more than a job... It's more than a career... It's really a lifestyle. That's how the music and choral director at DeKalb High School in Waterloo describes her position as the recipient of October’s Golden Apple Award.

  • Golden Apple: Sharon Orr - 09/2009

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Former student Erin Crain says, “I was a broken-hearted third grader who didn't care about school. She encouraged me to do better and succeed. I later went on to Ball State University and earned my teaching degree. She inspired me and is the reason I am where I am today... all because she didn't give up on that broken-hearted little girl so many years ago.”

  • Golden Apple: Amy Sutton - 05/2009

    May's "Golden Apple Award" takes us up to Lakewood Park Christian School in Auburn where a new teacher is already making a big impression.

  • Golden Apple: John Wenning - 04/2009

    He loves kids... he loves being a mentor... and he loves giving his students someone to look up to. John Wenning is the recipient of this month's "golden apple award.

  • Golden Apple: John Houser - 03/2009

    Some of his students say he's like the "energizer bunny" - he just keeps going and going... and they love him for it. Jennifer Blomquist honors Snider's John Houser with the "Golden Apple award.

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