Here is a new opportunity to recognize great Utah teachers. See the details and nominate an exceptional educator. The program is statewide and anyone 13 years or older can nominate a teacher by writing an essay on why their nominee should receive the award.
Utah Jazz and CenturyLink Team up to Honor Outstanding Teachers
SALT LAKE CITY – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is partnering with the Utah Jazz to establish the CenturyLink All-Star Teacher Award program to recognize and reward five outstanding Utah K-12 teachers. CenturyLink and the Utah Jazz will select one teacher each month from November through March to receive an award package. Nominees will be evaluated on their excellence in teaching and inspiring students to succeed.
Monthly winners of the All-Star Teacher Award will receive a $1,000 cash prize for their school’s general fund, two tickets for an upcoming Jazz game for the winning teacher and their guest and an on-court award presentation during half time. The person who nominated the winning teacher will also receive two tickets to the Jazz game.
A grand prize winner, selected from among the five monthly winners, will be awarded a $5,000 cash prize for their school’s general fund, a catered suite for 12 and an on-court award presentation during an upcoming Jazz game and a pep rally for their school featuring Jazz Bear and the Nu Skin Jazz Dancers.
“In keeping with the Jazz’s commitment to giving back to the community, we are thrilled to partner with CenturyLink to honor Utah’s hard-working and deserving teachers,” said Utah Jazz President Randy Rigby. “Through this program, we are looking forward to showcasing some of our state’s finest educators.”
“CenturyLink’s vision is to improve people’s lives by delivering advanced technologies,” said Larry Walters, CenturyLink’s vice president and general manager for Salt Lake City. “We are proud to work with the Utah Jazz and Utah State Office of Education to recognize and support teachers who do exceptional work for their students.”
CenturyLink’s All-Star Teacher Award program is open to the entire state, and any individual 13 years or older can nominate a teacher by writing and submitting an essay detailing why their exceptional teacher nominee deserves to win at www.utahjazz.com/centurylink. Self-nominations are not allowed under this program.