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The Minerva Local Education Association held its annual Teacher Appreciation Banquet on Monday, May 22.
Among the recognitions were 1 year - Lisa Anthony, Melissa Boldizar, and Jacalyn Woods; 10 years - Mikka Davis, Michelle Deem, Darlene Janson, Kelly Pritchett, Katrina Runion, Danna Casto, Stacey Peters, and Kevin Russell; 20 years - Kristine Hunt, Carole Meiroff, and Julie Rine; 30 years - Cathy Blitz, and Cheryl Fockler.
MLEA is proud to announce the winner of the 2017 Golden Apple award for teaching excellence, Kristine Hunt, a teacher at Minerva Elementary School. She was selected by committee from nominations submitted by students, colleagues, and parents. Students wrote of their teacher, "she helps us with everything!" Another nominated her for the award because "she has cockroaches and let's us touch them." A colleague wrote, "Mrs. Hunt always volunteers to do any extra activities or projects that our school needs."