In honor of Thomas Edison’s birthday, February 11th, the Edison Innovation Foundation announces the winners of its recent “Nominate Your Favorite Teacher Contest”; and here are the results!
First Place $500 – Mrs. Tracie Kania, Smith Middle School, Troy, Michigan
Second Place $250 – Mr. Anthony Cho, Mechanics Grove Elementary School, Mundelein, Illinois
Third Place $150 – Ms. Maggie Kane, Granite Mountain Middle School, Prescott, Arizona
Due to an overwhelming number of qualified entries, runner up awards of $50 will also be given to:
Ms. Vicky Jordan, Wellington Middle School, Wellington, Colorado
Mr. Ken Rudolph, Sullivan College of Technology and Design, Louisville, Kentucky
Mr. Kenton Swartley, Cedar Falls High School, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Ms. Belinda Gonzales, William J. Clinton Elementary School, La Joya, Texas
Mrs. Julie Seymour, Monument Academy, Monument, Colorado
We also have two Goodreads book giveaway winners who have won a beautiful, hardcover, illustrated edition of “Edison and the Rise of Innovation” – signed by the author, Leonard DeGraaf. Each book also packaged with Edison-themed lightbulb paperclips and a brief pocket biography. Congratulations to our two winners:
Sandy McCarthy from Pheonix, Arizona
Sarah Moore from Alberta, Canada
Congratulations to all. Stay tuned for future Edison Innovation Foundation events.
John P. Keegan
President and CEO
Edison Innovation Foundation
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