Miss Kris Holley, Spanish Fork Junior High theatre teacher, was awarded Master Teacher of the Year at the Utah Advisory council of Theatre Teachers (UACTT) conference held in Logan at Utah State University. Other theatre teachers in the state voted for Miss Holley because of her work over the past 12 years. Miss Holley is on the Board of Directors for the Utah Theatre Association. Miss Holley does an amazing job with her students and their productions and competitions. All she needs is an auditorium to make her career perfect!
Mr. Joseph Anson, English teacher at Spanish Fork Junior High, was awarded the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Citizenship Education Teacher Award for grades 6-8 in the state of Utah at a luncheon and award ceremony in Salt Lake City. Teachers were nominated for this award by Becky Provostgaard for his teaching students to develop a better understanding of democratic values and beliefs and promote civic responsibility within their classrooms and their communities.
“It is a great privilege to be nominated for this award,” said Mr. Anson, “as it embodies the values that we, as teachers, try to promote in the public schools. It means even more to me, coming from those who served our country in times of war. I hope that in my own way, I can serve the youth of this country by helping them to understand and appreciate the sacrifices these veterans made and the freedoms we enjoy now—such as education.”