Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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May 21, 2014

Educators honored at Tea for Teachers event

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Educators from both Virginias were honored at Fincastle on the Mountain for their dedication and hard work Tuesday evening at the 10th annual Tea for Teachers event.

Students nominated different teachers by writing letters that were then selected by a panel of judges.

Bluefield Daily Telegraph Publisher Randy Mooney welcomed all the teachers to the event and thanked them for providing an education to all children.

Mayor Tom Cole also congratulated the teachers and thanked them for the wonderful job they do.

“This is just a small token of our appreciation and we are happy to be a part of supporting education,” Cole said. “We cannot thank you enough for what you do.”

The top three finalist included Victoria Grogan of Princeton Middle School, David Kade of Glenwood School and Barbara Vance of Graham Intermediate.

Grogan was named the 2014 teacher of the year and was overcome with emotion as she spoke.

“My students are like my children. I want them to get the best education possible so they are successful in life. I hope students pass the lessons forward that I have taught them. I want to give them the chance to learn the lesson, which is why I take the time to re-teach it or give them a second chance on a problem, everyone needs a second or third chance to get it right sometimes. Thank you so much, I feel like I am doing something right,” Grogan said.

Almost every teacher present at the dinner had been nominated by a student that they had made an impact on.

The event was sponsored by the Bluefield Daily Telegraph and Cole Chevrolet.

— Contact Anne Elgin at aelgin@bdtonline.com

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