|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.
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: