Local teachers earn Arrow Ford Teacher Tribute

By: 
STACY FRITZ
Staff Writer

By now, kids have had a chance to settle into the new school year and figure out who their favorite teacher may be.
It was lunch time when the Teacher Tribute Prize Patrol including KTXS, KEAN 105, Arrow Ford, and Townsquare Media dropped in to surprise the students of SIS. Two teachers from Sweetwater Intermediate School received the Arrow Ford Teacher Tribute award. Dina Villa, fourth grade teacher, nominated by Hudson Cornutt, and Stephanie Sanders, fourth grade teacher, nominated by Alijah Iriarte.
The teachers were honored by hearing the letters the students wrote about them, and why they should receive the Teacher Tribute award. Students won for monster truck tickets and pit passes. The winners will be featured on KTXS in a 6 o'clock news story and a 30 second commercial that runs during the week on KTXS, as well as a guest appearance on KTXS during the morning weather. They will also be a featured guest during Wake Up Country on KEAN 105 with Rudy Fernandez. Their picture along with their story about their inspiration for becoming a teacher appears in American Classifieds. They will also have featured picture with winning student and teacher on LAMAR Billboards around Abilene. The teachers Receive a $100 check and a brand new car to drive for two weeks, courtesy of Arrow Ford Dealerships. They also receive one last THANK YOU at the reception in May at which they can enter to win $1,000 GRAND PRIZE: $500 for their school and $500 for themselves. The prizes are from KEAN 105, KTXS, Arrow Ford Dealership, Hispanic Life Magazine, Communities in Schools of the Big Country, and Exceptional Brands.
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