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Great Teachers Essay Contest

About The Contest

Promote YOUR great teachers!  Write an essay about the teacher who has made a difference in your life. This contest is open to all high school students. Winners will receive a $500 award and WVIA will come to your school to film you and your teacher’s story, to be posted online at wvia.org. 

Congratulations to the winners of the Great Teachers Essay Contest!

Jacob Marinock and Mr. Jason Bailey - Hazleton Area Academy of Science (LIU)
Sarina DeFinnis and Coach Jonathan Pruitt  - Berwick Area High School (CSIU)
Kerry Tometchko and Mrs. Charlotte Sherwood - Montrose Area High School (NEIU)

2021 Contest Winners

2021 Great Teachers Essay Contest Winner — Timothy Stopyra

For his essay about his teacher, Jerry Capone

2021 Great Teachers Essay Contest Winners—Zebrowski/Marinari

For their essay about their teacher, Teresa Marino

2021 Great Teachers Essay Contest Winner — Paige David

For her essay about her teacher, Erica Hasinus

2020 Contest Winners

2020 Great Teachers Essay Contest Winner — Alena Carabetta

For her essay about her teacher, David Greene

2020 Great Teachers Essay Contest Winner — Emily Stevens

For her essay about her teacher, Darlene Drake

2020 Great Teachers Essay Contest Winner — Andrea Ofalt

For her essay about her teacher, Diana Lombardi

2019 Contest Winners

2018 Contest Winners