Summarized by Kent Larsen
Church honors local teachers
Corvallis OR Gazette-Times 29Apr00 D1
[Submitted by Diane Merten, Director of Public Affairs for the Corvallis Oregon Stake]
CORVALLIS, OREGON -- The LDS Church's Corvallis, Oregon Stake hosted
a special service Sunday night, honoring 37 local educators for their
work. This was the Stake's second annual "Teacher Appreciation and
Community Service Recognition
Evening" in which teachers nominated by LDS children in the Corvallis
and Philomath school districts.
"We count this as a long needed expression of thanks to these public
servants who give tirelessly of their lives to better our families
and the community," said Jack Sharp of the LDS Public Affairs
Council. The students that nominated the teachers also planned the
appreciation service themselves. During the program, each teacher was
recognized and given a certificate of honor and a corsage, made by
two of the students.
Franklin School teacher Jennifer England, gave the keynote address
titled "The Joy of Shaping Young Lives." England was the teacher
most nominated by the students. Also recognized at the ceremony was
Gordon Duckworth, who has given more than 20 years of service to the
Boy Scouts of America.