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14 Wyoming Teachers Honored with 2014 Arch Coal Golden Apple Certificates

WRIGHT, Wyo. May 27, 2014 – The Arch Coal Foundation presented 14 Wyoming teachers today with its Golden Apple Awards certificates.

The Golden Apple Awards are part of the Arch Coal Foundation's teacher recognition program, which recently honored 10 outstanding Wyoming classroom teachers with its highest award – the Teacher Achievement Award. Golden Apple Award recipients earned finalist status in the program, distinguishing them as among the top tier of the 2014 nominees.

"These Golden Apple recipients' applications received very high scores by the judges, all past recipients of the Teacher Achievement Award," said Greg Schaefer, Arch Coal vice president of external affairs, western region. "Arch Coal salutes these classroom teachers, who exhibit high standards, dedication and creativity every day."

The public nominates educators for the Arch award, which celebrated its 14th year in 2014. The program is Wyoming's longest-running, privately sponsored teacher recognition program.

Teachers receiving Golden Apple Awards are:

Richard S. Atkinson East High School Cheyenne
Lori Britton Wheatland High School Wheatland
Heidi Christensen Douglas Primary School Douglas
Lisa Esquibel Davis Elementary School Cheyenne
Sarah Glasser Wright Junior Senior High School Wright
London Jenks Hot Springs County High School Thermopolis
Jana Jensen Sunflower Elementary School Gillette
Sarah Krank South High School Cheyenne
Lisa Lowenfels Kelly Elementary School Kelly
Kim Luedde Cody Middle School Cody
Kati Meeks Wind River Elementary School Pavillion
Katie Moore Indian Paintbrush Elementary School Laramie
Caleb Sanders Lovell High School Lovell
Jay Tomich C-V Ranch School Wilson

The Teacher Achievement Awards are underwritten by the Arch Coal Foundation and are supported in program promotion by the Wyoming Education Association, Taco Johns, Loaf 'N Jug and the Wyoming Library Community. Arch Coal and the Arch Coal Foundation have a long history of supporting educational and community causes in Wyoming. The Arch Coal Foundation also supports teacher recognition or grants programs in West Virginia and Colorado, as well as a number of other education-related causes.

St. Louis-based Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) is one of the world's top coal producers for the global steel and power generation industries, serving customers on five continents. Its network of mining complexes is the most diversified in the United States, spanning every major coal basin in the nation. Arch Coal's Thunder Basin Coal Company operates the Black Thunder and Coal Creek mines in Wyoming. For more information about the program, visit