MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Jesse Peters, 8th grade social studies teacher at Anthony Middle School was named one of 32 Kansas Horizon Award Winners.
Thirty-two beginning educators from around the state were named 2013 Kansas Cable Telecommunications Horizon Award recipients recently. The Kansas Cable Telecommunications Horizon Awards are sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education and the Kansas Cable Telecommunications Association. The program recognizes exemplary first-year educators.
The Kansas Cable Telecommunications Horizon Award program allows all school districts in the state an opportunity to nominate one elementary and one secondary teacher for the award. To be eligible for the award, teachers must have successfully completed their first year of teaching and have performed in such a way as to distinguish themselves as outstanding. The program is a regional competition with four regions corresponding to the state's U.S. Congressional districts. Four elementary and four secondary classroom teachers may be selected for the award from each region.
Recipients of the 2013 Kansas Cable Telecommunications Horizon Award were notified of their selection by Dr. Diane DeBacker, Kansas commissioner of education. DeBacker remarked, "I want to extend my congratulations to the recipients of the Kansas Cable Telecommunications Horizon Award. These new educators have taken on the challenge of helping all of our students learn to their fullest potential, and I am heartened by the quality of individuals we bring to our classrooms each year. I commend each of the award recipients for their commitment to making a difference in the lives of their students."
The 2013 Kansas Cable Telecommunications Horizon Award recipients will be recognized at a special luncheon during the Kansas Exemplary Educators Network (KEEN) State Education Conference on Feb. 22, 2013.