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Nominations due for Distinguished High School Teacher Award

For the second time since the inception of the award last year, Austin Peay State University will honor a high school teacher who had a significant impact on the life of one of this years graduates.

The APSU Distinguished High School Teacher Awardthe first of its kind in the state enables each APSU senior to nominate one high school teacher who made a difference in his/her life. The award recipient receives a $1,000 check and piece of original artwork.
For the second time since the inception of the award last year, Austin Peay State University will honor a high school teacher who had a significant impact on the life of one of this year's graduates.

The APSU Distinguished High School Teacher Awardthe first of its kind in the state enables each APSU senior to nominate one high school teacher who made a difference in his/her life. The award recipient receives a $1,000 check and piece of original artwork.

Candidates must be nominated by APSU seniors no later than Nov. 17, 2006, and the award will be presented during the spring semester. Seniors who nominate must be candidates for graduation during the December 2006, May 2007 or August 2007 commencement.

The inaugural award winner was Connie Baggett, instructor of business and information technology, Stewart County High School. Baggett was nominated by her former student, April Cheatham, a May 2006 graduate of APSU.

Although Baggett is an APSU alumna, that is not a criterion for selection.

A committee representing faculty, staff and students will review all nominations and identify the finalists. Supplemental information on each finalist will be gathered from principals, fellow teachers and others before the winner is chosen.

The selected teacher and the student who nominated him/her will be guests at a special spring event on campus during which Hoppe will present the cash award and special artwork.

APSU seniors are urged to nominate a teacher for this honor. Online nominations will be accepted through Nov. 17, 2006. The Web address for nomination forms and additional information is www.apsu.edu/highschool_teacher.

For more information, telephone Carol Clark, executive assistant to the president, at (931) 221-7570 or contact her by e-mail at clarkc@apsu.edu. -- Dennie B. Burke