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Arch Coal Golden Apple Achiever Awards Presented to 12 West Virginia Teachers

Charleston, W.Va.. (April 13, 2006) – Twelve West Virginia teachers today were named recipients of the Arch Coal, Inc. Golden Apple Achiever Award, according to John Snider, the company's vice president for external affairs, eastern region.

"The Golden Apple Achiever Award is presented to teachers who submitted exemplary applications in Arch Coal's Teacher Achievement Awards program," said Snider. "Our panel of judges can only select a dozen recipients for our Teacher Achievement Awards each year. Today's Golden Apple Achievers were literally next in line, many scoring less than a half a percentage point from our major award.

"We felt these talented and dedicated educators deserve special recognition, too," said Snider. "I hope that each of these teachers will be nominated again this fall, so they can be considered for Arch Coal's 2007 Teacher Achievement Awards. West Virginia is fortunate to have so many gifted teachers."

Teachers receiving Golden Apple Awards are:

Shana Allen            Tygarts Valley Middle School        Mill Creek
Linda Boley            Meadow Bridge Elementary School     Meadow Bridge
Robert J. Campione II  Morgantown High School              Morgantown
Patricia Cain          Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center        Grantsville
Lisa Clutter           Diana Elementary                    Diana
Sara Gaughenbaugh      John Marshall High School           Glen Dale
Deborah Gallaher       Shady Spring High School            Shady Spring
Joyce Michaels         Frankfort Middle School             Ridgeley
Patricia Morgan        Morgantown Learning Academy         Morgantown
Tamara Musil           Big Elm Elementary                  Shinnston
Kathy Swanson          Ashford-Rumble Elementary           Ashford 
Michele Vickers        Dixie Elementary School             Dixie

Snider said having peers – other teachers – judge the applications also sets the Arch Coal recognition program apart from others. "Teachers can best judge the abilities of other teachers," said Snider. "Our judges are very demanding when they review their colleagues' applications, requiring adherence to the very highest standards."

The Arch Coal teacher recognition program is the longest running, privately sponsored program of its type in the state. Almost 400 nominations were made by the public during this school year.

Arch Coal is supported by the West Virginia Department of Education, the West Virginia Education Association and the West Virginia Library Commission in program promotion.

Arch Coal is the nation's second largest coal producer and mines clean-burning, low-sulfur coal exclusively. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACI) and maintains its corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Mo.