Topeka Honors Teachers

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-Teachers are being honored in a big way right here in Topeka.

32 exemplary educators from across Kansas were honored from 21 school districts in the Region 2 awards banquet at the Downtown Ramada.

8 Topeka area nominees attended the event and say they are honored and happy to have a job they enjoy each and everyday

At the end of the event, kindergarten teacher Jenny Nash from Cottonwood Elementary and high school teacher Jeff Baxter from Leavenworth High School were selected as state finalists who will enter the competition as 2014 Kansas Teacher of the Year.