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23 Utah Teachers Receive Arch Coal 'Golden Apple' Certificates
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PRICE, Utah (April 15, 2008) - Twenty-three classroom teachers from Carbon, Emery, Sanpete and Sevier counties have been selected to receive 'Golden Apple' certificates from the Arch Coal Foundation, according to Erwin Sass, general manager of Dugout Canyon mine.

The counties surround Canyon Fuel Company's Dugout Canyon, Skyline and Sufco coal mines owned by Arch Coal, one of the nation's largest coal producers.

"These teachers came incredibly close to receiving the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award," said Sass. "Their applications scored very highly and I understand the judging was very difficult because there we so many excellent applications.

"What this means is that these counties have many superior teachers and that our children are receiving excellent educations," Sass said. "These teachers deserve to be nominated by the community again next year."

Gloria Kay Albrecht Monroe Elementary School Monroe
Launa Kaye Albrecht North Sevier High School Salina
Sherry Denise Barrett Fairview Elementary School Fairview
David Barckley Bird Emery High  Castle Dale
and Canyon View Jr. High Huntington
Rose Marie Card San Raffael Junior High Ferron
Carol Been Carlson Wellington Elementary Wellington
Benjamin Eddie Cox North Sanpete High School Mt. Pleasant
Dorothy (Sue) Douglas Pahvant Elementary Richfield
Kathleen Atwood Eicher Mount Pleasant Elementary Mount Pleasant
Roy Martin Ellefsen North Sanpete High School Mt. Pleasant
Lorraine Frandsen Cottonwood Elementary Orangeville
Layne Ned Hales San Raffael Junior High Ferron
Karen A. Hansen Gunnison Valley Middle School Gunnison
John Charles Hughes Book Cliff Elementary Green River
Elizabeth K. Johnson Castle Dale Elementary Castle Dale
Lars Edward Johnson Gunnison High School Gunnison
Elizabeth D. Mason Salina Elementary School Salina
Eric Kendall Mortensen Canyon View Junior High Huntington
Neal Peacock Emery High School Castle Dale
Tony F. Pinedo Carbon High School Price
Jodi Alene Sitterud Cleveland Elementary Cleveland
Dina Michelle Wise Wellington Elementary Wellington
Terri Lyn Williams  Salina Elementary School Salina

Nominations of the teachers are made by the public, and selection is made by a blue-ribbon panel of the teachers' peers. This is the second year the Arch Coal Foundation has sponsored the teacher recognition program.

Supporters of the program include the Office of Governor Jon Huntsman, Utah State Office of Education, Utah Education Association, Utah School Superintendents Association, Carbon County School District, Emery County School District, Sevier County School District, North Sanpete School District, South Sanpete School District, Far West Bank, Market Express, radio stations KMTI, KLGL, KMGR, KSVC, KCYQ, KOAL, KARB, KRPX, and both TacoTime and Bookcliff Sales in Price.

Arch Coal's Canyon Fuel Company is Utah's largest coal producer and a large, state employer with a workforce of approximately 800. Through its national network of mines, Arch Coal, Inc. provides the fuel for approximately 6 percent of the electricity generated in the United States. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACI) and maintains its corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Mo.