Golden Apple awards presented to Dunn’s teachers

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Posted 4/20/21

The Golden Apple Award is a Dunn Area Chamber of Commerce program to help recognize the efforts of standout teachers in Dunn area schools.

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Golden Apple awards presented to Dunn’s teachers

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The Golden Apple Award is a Dunn Area Chamber of Commerce program to help recognize the efforts of standout teachers in Dunn area schools.

Administrators, teachers, counselors, parents and students are encouraged to nominate an outstanding teacher currently teaching full time at a Dunn area public or private school, which is an active member of the Dunn Area Chamber of Commerce.

The chamber’s Education Committee presented Golden Apple Awards for April to the following:

  • Janice Williams, Brookside Christian Academy
  • Beverly Oesch, Harnett Primary School
  • Laura Weston, Wayne Avenue Elementary School
  • Amanda Helder, Dunn Middle School
  • Zane Weekman, Triton High School

Janice Williams

Janice Williams is a middle/high school math teacher at Brookside Christian Academy. Dunn Chamber Executive Vice President Heather Lawson, and Brookside Christian Academy Administrators Betsy Dean and Cortney Gordon made the presentation.

Williams was nominated by Betsy Dean, administrator. The nomination stated, “Mrs. Williams epitomizes what it means to be an exemplary teacher. She cares about her students’ academic and spiritual welfare. She prays with them and for them. She holds them accountable when they fail and celebrates with them when they succeed. She’s a mentor to students and other staff members with a humility that others want to emulate. Mrs. Williams is a pivotal partner at BCA and we can’t imagine out school without her.”

Amanda Helder

Amanda Helder is an exceptional children’s teacher at Dunn Middle School. Dunn Chamber Executive Vice President Heather Lawson and Dunn Middle School Principal Dr. Janet Doffermyre made the presentation.

Helder was nominated by co-worker Lizann Snyder. The nomination stated, “Amanda is doing an amazing job as a first-year teacher. She works very hard to make sure every student feels special and gets the help they need. She communicates well with parents and addresses their concerns. Amanda is a ray of sunshine for all of us that have a chance to work with her. Her positive attitude and caring nature follow her through each hallway. She is a welcome addition to Dunn Middle.”

Laura Weston

Laura Weston is a fifth grade teacher at Wayne Avenue Elementary School. Dunn Chamber Executive Vice President Heather Lawson and Wayne Avenue Elementary School Principal Yvette Carson made the presentation.

Weston was nominated by Jessica Brown, colleague and mentee. The nomination stated, “Mrs. Laura Weston is an exceptional mentor to new teachers. She is full of ideas and helps with many tasks around the school. She brings her love of teaching into Wayne Avenue every day. Mrs. Weston showers her students with love and compassion.”

Beverly Oesch

Beverly Oesch is a third grade teacher at Harnett Primary School. Dunn Chamber Executive Vice President Heather Lawson and Harnett Primary Principal Calvetta Dunkins made the presentation.

Oesch’s nomination stated, “Mrs. Oesch is a remote teacher, and she has been working herself tired to make sure her students are continuing to be successful. She has had many headaches, but through it all, her students are showing growth. Remote learning was out of her comfort zone, but she is teaching her heart out, and accomplishing some great things!!”

Zane Weekman

Zane Weekman is a ninth grade world history teacher at Triton High School. Dunn Chamber Executive Vice President Heather Lawson made the presentation.

Weekman’s nomination stated, “It is my honor to nominate Zane Weekman for the Dunn Chamber Golden Apple Award. Mr. Weekman is a first-year teacher who teaches world history. His passion for education and our students is obvious in everything he does, from his energetic instruction, reaching students face to face as well as in a Google meet, to greeting students in carpool every morning with a smile and a genuine excitement to see each of them. He is truly a team player and willing to do whatever is asked of him. Mr. Weekman always brings a positive attitude to everything he does and never gives up in his determination to make a difference in the lives of our students. Mr. Weekman is a vital part of our Triton staff and we are proud to call him a Hawk!!”

For more information about the awards or the Education Committee of the Dunn Area Chamber of Commerce, call the chamber office at 910-892-4113 or visit www.DunnChamber.com.

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