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CONTEST: Patch to Reward One Great Teacher — Vote Now!

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day, Patch is searching for one of the most beloved local teachers, to reward him or her with volunteer hours from Patch editors and money for school supplies.

 

Today, Friday, Oct. 5 is Teacher Appreciation Day.

As many of us know, teachers are often underpaid and undervalued, yet they are incredibly important members of our community, who help shape our children's lives and create the leaders of tomorrow.

Pacifica Patch is on the hunt to find one of our most influential and beloved local teachers at a public or private school, so we can reward him or her with prizes and say thanks for all he or she does.

Nominate your favorite teacher — or, parents, nominate your favorite out of all your children's teachers — and tell us why he or she is so special and deserves to win our Teacher Appreciation Contest, in the comments section of this article below.

Teachers from all public and private schools, located in Pacifica who teach kindergarten through 12th grade, are eligible to win.

The local Pacifica teacher who wins the most nominations or votes will be given two hours of volunteer time by Pacifica Patch Editor Christa Bigue! Christa will come to the teacher's classroom and help with whatever the teacher needs that day, be it talking to the students about journalism or other community issues, or even just cleaning desks and sharpening pencils.

In addition, since all 13 Peninsula Patch sites are holding this contest, we will also select a grand prize-winning teacher. The teacher that receives, overall, the most nominations or votes out of all 13 winning teachers will also receive a $50 gift card to purchase school supplies with, in addition to the two volunteer hours.

Nominations and votes can be logged on this article through 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. The winning teachers will be announced bright and early Friday morning, Oct. 12. 

So, please nominate your favorite teacher below, and feel free to upload a photo of him or her as well!

**Note: To nominate or vote for a public or private school K-12 teacher, please include the teacher's name AND the school and grade he or she teaches for!

Please SHARE this article with friends and family so they can nominate and vote for their teachers as well!

 

OFFICIAL RULES:

1. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older. 

2. To nominate or vote for a teacher, enter a comment in the comments section of this article. Please be sure to include the teacher's name AND the school and grade he/she teaches for.

3. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. The winner will be announced in Patch's morning newsletter on Friday, Oct. 12.

4. You may enter a teacher once. You may choose to nominate more than one teacher, but you may only enter each teacher once.

5. One winning teacher from a Pacifica school will be declared the local winner, based on who receives the most nominations or votes in the comments. In addition, the winning teacher from all 13 Peninsula Patch sites who receives the most votes overall will also win a grand prize.

6. Prizes: The winning local teacher will receive two hours of volunteer time from the Patch editor of his/her hometown Patch site. The teacher and editor will agree upon a day that works for both parties, and the editor will come to the teacher's classroom to help out with whatever the teacher needs that day, for a period of two hours. In addition, the grand prize-winning teacher out of all 13 Peninsula Patch sites will also receive a $50 gift card toward the purchase of school supplies. The teacher can choose his or her favorite school supply store that Patch will purchase the gift card from.

7. To see a complete list of Patch's official contest rules, see the Word document in the photo section of this article, which is downloadable.

 

Have a favorite teacher from another Peninsula city you wish to nominate? Visit all 13 of our Patch sites on the Peninsula to vote in their Teacher Appreciation contests too:

Redwood City-Woodside Patch

Menlo Park-Atherton Patch

Palo Alto Patch

South San Francisco Patch

San Bruno Patch

Half Moon Bay Patch

Pacifica Patch

Burlingame-Hillsborough Patch

Millbrae Patch

San Carlos Patch

Belmont Patch

Foster City Patch

San Mateo Patch

 

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Matthew Calderon October 11, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Jennifer McEnany - Oceana High School
Joann Bove October 11, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Jennifer McEnany oceana high school humanities and journalism teacher
Joann Bove October 11, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Jennifer McEnany oceana high school humanities and journalism teacher
Christa Bigue October 12, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Thank you everyone for participating and voting! The contest is now closed. Look in tomorrow's newsletter to find out the winning teacher! If you'd like to receive our daily newsletter, please subscribe here: http://pacifica.patch.com/newsletters.
Luke Q October 12, 2012 at 05:21 AM
Jennifer McEnany - Oceana High School Humanities, Journalism

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