|Arch Coal Foundation Honored as a Top Public Education Advocate in Utah|
Editor's note: This news was originally released by the Utah Education Association. It has been re-released by Arch Coal, Inc. with permission from the UEA.
SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH, Oct. 18, 2012 -- The Utah Education Association (UEA) honored 10 teachers from around the state with its Excellence in Teaching awards and presented Arch Coal with an Honor Roll Award at its Superstars in Education banquet Thursday evening.
The UEA presented the Honor Roll Award to Arch Coal for its demonstrated commitment to Utah schools and teachers. Arch Coal and its foundation sponsor the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards program and the UEA Excellence in Teaching Awards, as well as supporting several programs for Utah's schools and youth, said UEA Executive Director Mark Mickelsen.
"Arch Coal, through the Arch Coal Foundation, is now in its seventh year of honoring Utah teachers with Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards," Mickelsen said. "Five teachers each year in Carbon, Emery, Sanpete and Sevier counties have been given $3,500 personal cash awards.
"Arch Coal has demonstrated its commitment to public education and to Utah teachers through its ongoing efforts and truly exemplifies the statement that education excellence is everyone's responsibility," Mickelsen added.
Arch Coal President and CEO John Eaves praised the state's teachers.
"Arch Coal knows teachers are one of our communities' most valuable resources, and that's why the Arch Coal Foundation is proud to sponsor statewide and local programs that recognize great educators," Eaves said.
Excellence in Teaching Award recipients were nominated by their peers and chosen based on their work with individual students or groups of students. Each winner received an award and a check for $1,500, courtesy of the Arch Coal Foundation.
The Excellence in Teaching Award recipients for 2012 are:
State Sen. Aaron Osmond also received an Honor Roll Award, and a Charles E. Bennett Human and Civil Rights Award was presented to Dr. Forrest Crawford, Weber State University's assistant to the president for diversity.
The UEA has sponsored the Excellence in Teaching Awards since 2000. This is the Arch Coal Foundation's second year as title sponsor for the awards. KeyBank sponsored the banquet.
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