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PT Honors Annual Banquet
The Pine Tree Education Foundation established the annual Beacon Awards and Regen Stiles Teaching Excellence Award for the purpose of recognizing district employees who have made a life changing impression on a student during their time in Pine Tree schools. The Beacon Award Winners and The Regen Stiles Teaching Excellence Award Winner and Teachers of the Year are honored at the annual PT Honors Banquet.
How are the awards determined?
Here's How it Works: Current Pine Tree students make nominations in the form of an essay sharing how a teacher or school employee has influenced their life and why they appreciate and admire them.This is an opportunity for students to express themselves in writing, and to say “thank you” to a special person for making a difference in their lives.
Who may be nominated?
Students are encouraged to write about any district employee (ex: teacher, librarian, coach, principal, cafeteria employee, bus driver, custodian) on their campus. All entries received at the PTEF office by the deadline are judged by a qualified panel of judges, based on a specific criteria.
When is the deadline for turning in essays?
Teachers may schedule writing essays as time permits. The deadline for this contest is February 3, 2017.
Selection of Winners:
No doubt, it is an incredibly difficult task to pick only a few winners from among so many outstanding employees. However, after receiving the essays from the campuses, a Foundation committee is assigned to read the tributes and select a winning essay from each campus. One from Primary, Elementary, Intermediate, Middle, Junior High , High School and ExCEL/PACE. These employees and the student essay writers will be honored at the PT Honors Annual Banquet. One of the honorees will be selected to receive the prestigious Regen Stiles Teaching Excellence Award.
Criteria for judging was based on:
Compelling nature of teacher's inspiring qualities, sincerity of student's appreciation, and the quality of expression and writing.
When and how will the nominees be honored?
The nominated persons and the students writing the winning essays are recognized at the Annual Beacon Awards Reception. This annual event hosted by the Foundation recognizes district personnel who have had a positive influence on a student's life. A grand prize award is presented to honor the recipient of the Regen Stiles Teaching Excellence Award.
Highlights from each winning essay will be used. Photographs of the student and honoree are used in various publications and on the campus of the honorees. Each of the student authors of the winning essays and the Teacher or Staff Member will receive a a special award acknowledging their achievement.
Bob and Louise Dyer
Christus Good Shepherd Health System
Citizens National Bank
Class of 1964
Sylvan Learning Center
Bodacious Bar-B-Que on 6th Street
Dan and Traci White
Randy and Karen Maines
Will and Ann Adamson
Friend of AlumniAllied Trophy Co.
Bell Inspection Group
Farmers Insurance-Pace Agency
Spring Hill State Bank
The Clowers Company
Wade and Julia Abrams
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