|14 Wyoming Teachers Receive 2015 Arch Coal Golden Apple Awards Certificates|
WRIGHT, Wyo., May 11, 2015 – Golden Apple Awards certificates were presented to 14 outstanding classroom teachers today by the Arch Coal Foundation.
The Golden Apple Awards are part of the Arch Coal Foundation's teacher recognition program, which recently honored 10 superior Wyoming teachers with its highest award – the Teacher Achievement Award. Golden Apple recipients earned finalist status in the program, distinguishing them among the top tier of the 2015 nominees.
"Wyoming is fortunate to have many classroom teachers who are professional, caring and innovative," said Keith Williams, president of Thunder Basin Coal Company and group president, western operations, for Arch Coal. "Our judges said the scoring this year was among the very highest in the past several years. It reaffirms our belief that the children of our state are in good hands in their classrooms."
Teachers are nominated for the Arch Coal awards by the public and judges are past recipients of the Teacher Achievement Award. This is the 15th year for the awards in Wyoming.
Teachers receiving Golden Apple Awards certificates are:
The Teacher Achievement Awards are underwritten by the Arch Coal Foundation and are supported in program promotion by the Wyoming Education Association, the Wyoming Library Community, Taco John's and Loaf 'N Jug. 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. The company controls more than 5 billion tons of high-quality metallurgical and thermal coal reserves, with access to all major railroads, inland waterways and a growing number of seaborne trade channels. Arch Coal's Thunder Basin Coal Company operates the Black Thunder and Coal Creek mines. For more information, visit archcoal.com.