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Making A Difference: Great Teachers 2018 Essay Contest

Write a 500 word essay about the school teacher who has had the most positive impact on your life. Your story could be posted online at wvia.org!

  • Author must be a high school senior in a WVIA ESP participating school (visit www.wvia.org/education)
  • Essay must be 500 words or less
  • Essay should be sent via e-mail to andreaoneill@wvia.org as a .DOC or .DOCX attachment with your last name in the filename by 11:59pm on Sunday, February 25, 2018. You will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your essay.
  • Must include author’s name, home address and phone number at the END of the essay body in the lower left corner. Must include teacher’s full name, school name and school address and phone number at the END of the essay body, lower right corner
  • Winners will be notified no later than Friday, March 9, 2018 via the email address used for submission. WVIA will come to your school to film you and your teacher’s story to be posted online at www.wvia.org
  • WVIA reserves the right to disqualify incomplete entries
  • WVIA and Penn College employees and their relatives are not eligible
  • One winner will be recognized from each of the Luzerne, Central Susquehanna/BLAST and Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit. 

Essays will be judged on the following:

  1. Grammar & Spelling
  2. Capitalization & Punctuation
  3. Sentence Structure and flow
  4. Word Choice and descriptive language
  5. Support for Topic and Overall Impact of teacher 

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Good Luck!!

Great Teachers Essay Contest

2017 Winners

 

LIU Division 

Mydia Alonso of Wilkes-Barre Area School District - Brooke Joyce, Teacher

wilkesbarre_both.pngL-R Brooke Joyce, Mydia Alonso, Wilkes-Barre Area SD, Andrea O'Neill - WVIA

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NEIU Division

Karen Whitaker of Abington Heights, Eric Boylan, Teacher

abington_student.pngL-R Karen Whitaker, Abington Heights SD, Andrea O'Neill - WVIA

abington_teacher.pngL-R Andrea O'Neill - WVIA, Eric Boylan, Abington Heights SD

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CSIU Division

Aleah Alderson of Mount Carmel Area, Shanna Haden, Teacher

mtcarmel_student.pngL-R Aleah Alderson, Mount Carmel Area SD, Andrea O'Neill, WVIA

mtcarmel_teacher.pngL-R Shanna Haden, Mount Camel Area SD, Andrea O'Neill, WVIA

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Winners from Previous Years

2015-2016 Winners

CENTRAL SUSQUEHANNA INTERMEDIATE UNIT 16:

LUZERNE INTERMEDIATE UNIT 18:

NORTHEASTERN EDUCATIONAL INTERMEDIATE UNIT 19:

 

2014-2015 Winners

CENTRAL SUSQUEHANNA INTERMEDIATE UNIT 16:

LUZERNE INTERMEDIATE UNIT 18:

NORTHEASTERN EDUCATIONAL INTERMEDIATE UNIT 19:

 

2013-2014 Winners

 

2012-2013 Winners

CENTRAL SUSQUEHANNA INTERMEDIATE UNIT 16:

LUZERNE INTERMEDIATE UNIT 18:

NORTHEASTERN EDUCATIONAL INTERMEDIATE UNIT 19:

 

2011-2012 Winners

CENTRAL SUSQUEHANNA INTERMEDIATE UNIT 16:

LUZERNE INTERMEDIATE UNIT 18:

NORTHEASTERN EDUCATIONAL INTERMEDIATE UNIT 19:

 

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Questions?

If you have an questions about the WVIA Education Program, please contact WVIA's Director of Education

Andrea O'Neill

570-602-1182
andreaoneill@wvia.org

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