Zionsville kids: Who is your favorite teacher?

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By Sophie Pappas

Most people have had one, and are quick to recall the memories surrounding them. That is, a favorite teacher.

Mine was Miss Clark in first grade at Eagle Elementary. I think I loved her mostly because she would take me to the Noble Roman’s inside Old Town Hall where we would eat breadsticks and cheese dip. (When Noble Roman’s was still a really popular place!) My inner fat kid was always very satisfied at the attention she would give me, and those breadsticks were to die for.

Another favorite might be Mrs. Bales in sixth grade. That was the first year I can recall learning about the Holocaust in school, which would in a strange turn of events become my life’s work during my years at university. These days, I see Mrs. Bales at Azionaqua on the off chance that there is a summer sun out. She hasn’t changed a bit, and seeing her reminds me off all the wonderful books she would assign for reading. (Tuck Everlasting, anyone?)

This school year, Current in Zionsville is teaming with BMO Harris bank to provide our young readers with the unique opportunity to nominate their favorite teachers. Beginning this month, Current will be accepting 100-word essays from Zionsville schoolchildren of all ages. These essays should briefly describe who their favorite teacher is and why they are deserving of some community recognition.

The best part is, is that this is a win-win for everyone. The winning essayist will win a pizza party, with pizza from Amore Pizzeria, at school with their teacher and their class. The winning teacher will be given a $100 cash voucher, which is redeemable at BMO Harris. Pizza and prizes; what more could a hard-working teacher and her students want?

All essays must be submitted to teacher@youarecurrent.com by Sept. 15.

Every month Current in Zionsville is holding a teacher of the month contest! Submit your winning essay by the 15th of each month, to teacher@youarecurrent.com.

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