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Local man among top first-year teachers

By The Mercury

Jesse Peters, 8th grade social studies teacher at Anthony Middle School, was named one of 32 Kansas Horizon Award Winners.

The program recognizes exemplary first-year educators statewide. The Kansas Cable Telecommunications Horizon Awards are sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education and the Kansas Cable Telecommunications Association.

The program allows all school districts in the state an opportunity to nominate one elementary and one secondary teacher for the award.

To be eligible for the award, teachers must have successfully completed their first year of teaching and have performed in such a way as to distinguish themselves as outstanding. The program is a regional competition with four regions corresponding to the state’s U.S. Congressional districts. Four elementary and four secondary classroom teachers may be selected for the award from each region.

The recipients will be recognized Feb. 22 at a luncheon during the Kansas Exemplary Educators Network State Education Conference.

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