Honoring Outstanding Teachers and Educators in East Mississippi & West Alabama

Do you have a teacher who has made an impact on your life or on your child's life?
Do you have a teaching colleague whose style you admire?
Nominate them for the Golden Apple Award! Then, encourage others to do the same!
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September 2016 Winner - Centel Truman:(Centel Truman)

Getting his students to graduate matters more than winning to Southeast Lauderdale High School head basketball coach Centel Truman...   Read More

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October 2016 Winner - Melodie Black:(Southeast Lauderdale Elementary)

Doing whatever it takes to be successful is Southeast Lauderdale Elementary teacher Melodie Black’s philosophy when it comes to teaching...   Read More

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November 2016 Winner - Jennie House:(Northeast Middle School)

For Northeast Middle School educator Jennie House the choice to become a music teacher was an easy one because it was in her blood...   Read More

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December 2016 Winner - Leslie Lum:(West Lauderdale Elementary School)

West Lauderdale Elementary teacher Leslie Lum was surprised with an early Christmas present when she was named December’s Golden Apple winner..   Read More

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January 2017 Winner - Joseph Herrington:(West Lauderdale High School)

History teacher Joseph Herrington, a self-described history geek, has dedicated himself to the students of West Lauderdale High School for nearly 15 years..   Read More

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February 2017 Winner - Kristi Williamson:(Sumter Academy)

Having a calling to teach is something Sumter Academy teacher Kristin Williamson is passionate about...   Read More

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March 2017 Winner - Jacqueline Lewis:(Enterprise High School)

Jon Pollard of The Meridian Family of Stations presented Enterprise High School math teacher Jacqueline Lewis the Golden Apple Award for the month of March on Tuesday...   Read More

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April 2017 Winner - Derrick Johnson:(Meridian High School)

When Derrick Johnson was in high school, he wanted to study law in college, but a research paper titled "Education in Mississippi" changed his mind...   Read More