Roanoke County Public Schools Education Foundation awarded Overfelt with top honors at their 5th annual Golden Apple reception at the Holiday Inn in Roanoke last Wednesday, April 23.
The program is designed to recognize and honor teachers who have made a positive impact on their students. The Motorsports Technology teacher was chosen from over 100 nominations and three finalists. Each finalist received $500 and the Golden Apple Winner received $3,000.
Left to right: Arnold R. Burton Technology Center principal Andy McClung; 2008 Golden Apple Award winner Chris Overfelt; 2008 Golden Apple Award finalist Ginger Cromer; Superintendent Dr. Lorraine Lange; School Board member David Wymer. Photo courtesy of Roanoke County Schools
Chris Overfelt, from the Arnold R. Burton Technology Center, was named the Golden Apple Award winner. The three finalists include Shawn Fortner from Back Creek Elementary, Cindy Curbow from Hidden Valley Middle and Ginger Cromer from the Arnold R. Burton Technology Center. The Foundation also awards a Green Apple to recognize a nominated teacher who has taught for less than three years. The Green Apple was awarded to Kari Hancock from William Byrd High School.
“It is a distinct honor to be recognized by peers, students and parents,” said Education Foundation Chairman Brucie Boggs. “It is the mission of the Foundation to support education excellence in the Roanoke County Public Schools and we are very proud of our winners and everyone who was nominated,” Boggs said.