The Golden Apple Award list is out and this year there are 357 teachers nominated.


We have so many outstanding teachers here in the Stateline area, and it is that time of year where they are recognized. A total of 357 teachers were nominated this year from Boone and Winnebago counties. This year it was only middle and high school teachers that made the list. You can find the full list at

These amazing teachers were nominated by teachers, parents, and colleagues over the last month. This is just the beginning of the process as now they will have to respond with essays and letters of recommendation. A total of 5 teachers will receive the award. What a huge honor for these teachers to be nominated. They work so hard teaching and molding our children, getting ready to send them out in the world, and do not get compensated nearly enough for all that they do.

If you have a teacher you love that needs to be recognized, keep them in mind for next year. But for now, you can nominate them for 97ZOK's Teacher of the Week by clicking HERE.  Good luck to all of this year's Golden Apple nominees.