Hui, his teacher Jennifer Romney, and his parents will travel to the national competition July 20-14, 2013. He received a complementary airfare and hotel stay, and received a $500 donation to a Utah Educational Savings Plan account.
Canyons has four other students receiving state honors for their essays. They are:
- National Finalist: Tyler Hill, Crescent View Middle School. Teacher: Jenna Fitch.
- State Finalists: Mason Edwards and Abby Hall, Crescent View; Chandler Wakefield, Midvale Middle.
The Apex Awards are given each fall to educators, employees, local elected officials, corporate partners, community leaders and volunteers at a by-invitation-only event. This will be the fourth year CSD has honored outstanding educators, administrators and community supporters with Apex Awards.
Nominations will be taken until July 1, 2013.
Apex Award categories are:
- Teacher of the Year
- School Administrator of the Year
- District Administrator of the Year
- Business Partner of the Year
- Volunteer of the Year
- Elected Official of the Year
- Education Support Professional of the Year
- Legacy Award
Nominations for Apex Awards can be submitted for all categories except Teacher of the Year. Our Teacher of the Year is selected in the spring and is CSD’s nominee in the state Teacher of the Year competition.
Also, Wednesday, May 8, was National School Nurse Day. It was established in 1972 to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting. Today, school nursing is recognized as a specialized practice that advances the healthy, academic success, and life-long achievement of students.
CSD thanks the school nurses for their efforts to keep us healthy. A luncheon will be hosted at the Canyons Administration Building on Thursday in their honor.
The CSD school nurses are:
- Stacy Drew
- Lisa Gee
- Sally Goodger
- Martee Hawkins
- Suzanne Madsen
- DeDee Madsen
- Nancy Purcell
- Teresa Scheidler-Hildebrand
- Lorie Seeger
- Cheryl Argyle
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