Nominations open for Golden Apple

The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce invites students, parents and educators to nominate teachers and principals for the 3rd Annual Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

For the first time, the nominations process is also open to the public to nominate possible recipients for the Lifetime Achievement Award in Education.

The awards ceremony and dinner will take place at The Ritz-Carlton on 20 June.

Twenty-one teachers and principals currently in full-time employment will be honoured at the black-tie gala event and seven will become recipients of a Golden Apple Award.

Only students, parents and fellow educators are invited to submit a nomination for this award.

There are seven categories for nomination for a Golden Apple Award: Primary School Teacher in a Public School, Primary School Teacher in a Private School, Middle School Teacher in a Public School, Middle School Teacher in a Private School, High School Teacher in a Public School, High School Teacher in a Private School and Principal in a Public or Private School.

The seven previous recipients are not eligible for nomination this year.

Nominees for the Lifetime Achievement Award should be living, retired from their work in education or have moved on to another profession after serving a minimum of 25 years in education of which 15 years must have been served in the Cayman Islands. Reasons for nomination should include a description of a significant contribution to the improvement of the education system and a significant and lasting impact on the local learning environment.

Nomination forms are available from all schools, the Chamber of Commerce office and online at www.caymanchamber.ky

The nomination deadline is 27 February.

Forms can be delivered to the Chamber office, Macdonald Square, George Town, to the school office or faxed to 949 0220.

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