Nominations sought for Central Wisconsin Teacher of the Year
For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters and Skyward are seeking nominations as they join together to honor local teachers during the Educator’s Appreciation Night at Witter Field in 2020.
The Rafters and Skyward will honor one area teacher as the Skyward Central Wisconsin Teacher of the Year. The selected teacher will have a bobblehead created of their likeness, which will be added to the Skyward Central Wisconsin Teacher of the Year Bobblehead Wall of Fame at Witter Field. The honoree will also receive a bobblehead and will be recognized on field during Educator’s Appreciation Night prior to the Rafters game by throwing out a ceremonial first pitch. In addition, the chosen teacher and their family will receive free tickets to attend the game, courtesy of Skyward.
In preparation for next year’s event, the Rafters encourage all students to nominate a teacher who has made a positive impact on their life and deserves to be recognized as the Skyward Central Wisconsin Teacher of the Year. Students in grades K-12, as well as parents and guardians, are invited to participate by submitting a 300-word essay to: Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, Attn: Teacher of the Year, 521 Lincoln St.,
Wisconsin Rapids, WI, 54494, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The essay submission should explain why the nominated teacher is most deserving of the recognition and is due by Nov. 22 at 5p.m. The essay must include the author’s home address and phone number at the top of the page, to allow Rafters staff an opportunity to notify them if their nominated teacher was selected.
Any student who writes an essay nominating the winning teacher will receive four tickets to Educator’s Appreciation Night, a Rafters mock jersey, and an autographed baseball from the 2020 Rafters team.