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Arch Coal Golden Apple Achiever Awards Go to 18 Wyoming Teachers

Wright, Wyo. (May 13, 2005) - Eighteen Wyoming teachers today were named recipients of the Arch Coal, Inc. Golden Apple Achiever award, according to Greg Schaefer, the company's vice president for external affairs, western region.

The Golden Apple Achiever Award is presented to teachers who submitted exemplary applications to Arch Coal's Teacher Achievement Awards program, Schaefer explained. "These teachers' applications were superior and missed by three percentage points or less of being honored with the teacher achievement award," he said.

"Our panel of peer judges had a very difficult time in determining 10 recipients," said Schaefer. "Wyoming has many superior classroom teachers who deserve recognition, and we are pleased to announce the recipients of the Golden Apple Achiever Award. I hope that each of these teachers will be nominated again next year, as they obviously bring the magic of learning to their classrooms across the state."

Recipients of the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award were announced earlier this month. Arch Coal presented each of the teacher achievement award recipients with a personal cash award of $2,500.

Lorraine Sue Barber

Douglas Intermediate School


Anita Beth Crider

TwinSpruce Junior High


Janet Kay Dawson

Natrona County High School


Jennifer T. Doolin

Sheridan High School


Peggy Sue Fraser

Rozet Elementary School


Sandra Goheen-Smith

Johnson Junior High School


Rex Alan Hamner

Lyman High School


Vicki Lynne Johnson

Davis Middle School


Eva Marie Lamp

Kemmerer Elementary School


Sandra Lynn Lever

Expedition Academy

Green River

Romana Marcella Marshall

Lincoln Elementary School


Dana McDonald

Lincoln Elementary School


Kathleen Marie Miller

Campbell County High School


Ernest Ford Smith Jr.

Centennial Junior High School


Linda Jean Stewart

Sage Valley Junior High School


George Frederick Van Buren

Wright Junior Senior High School


Mary Anne Waba

Sunflower Elementary


Bart L. Wilder

Casper Classical Academy


Arch Coal is the nation's second largest coal producer and employs approximately 900 people in Wyoming. Arch Coal's Black Thunder mine sells more than 90 million tons of clean-burning, low-sulfur coal on an annual basis. Located in Campbell County, Black Thunder mine is one of the largest and most efficient coal mines in the world. Arch Coal is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACI) and maintains its corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Mo.

This was the fifth year of Arch Coal's teacher recognition program in Wyoming. Arch Coal received support in promoting the awards from the Wyoming Department of Education, the Wyoming Education Association, Taco John's and Loaf 'n Jug.

More information about the company's teacher recognition program may be found on the Arch Coal Web site: