Excellence in Education

  • Golden Apple: Jill Hatcher 11/2010

    PAULDING, OHIO (Indiana's NewsCenter) – Hundreds of young people are remembering a very special teacher this Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Golden Apple: Mary Vendrely 10/2010

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Fifteen years after the fact, a teacher at Price Elementary School in Fort Wayne receives a big "thank you" from a former student.

  • Golden Apple: Michael Barnes 06/2010

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - For our diamond anniversary of the Golden Apple Award and for the last ten years we have always honored teachers during the months of September through May.

    But this year, we simply couldn't end the school year without shining the spotlight on Mike Barnes at Saint Jude's Catholic School in Fort Wayne.

    Mike is retiring this year after teaching the same grade, at the same school for his entire career. And as you watch the story, keep in mind that Mike is now legally blind

  • Golden Apple: Mary Waning 05/2010

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - A beloved teacher at Queen of Angels Catholic School in Fort Wayne is about to start a new chapter in her life but not without first being recognized for her many years of service to countless students.

    Jennifer Blomquist honors her with this month's Golden Apple Award.

  • Golden Apple: Gloria Brown 04/2010

    LAGRANGE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - This month's Golden Apple Award nomination reached us from the other side of the world.

  • Golden Apple: Jane Trump 03/2010

    SOUTH WHITLEY, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Our Golden Apple Award this month takes us to South Whitley where a teacher with strong ties to the community is honored for her determination to make a difference in young people's lives.

  • Golden Apple: Sally Butler - 02/2010

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Some students might rank history class as their least favorite subject. But that's not the case at Memorial Park Middle School in Fort Wayne thanks to a special teacher's passion.

  • Golden Apple: Paul Marinko - 01/2010

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - A small school in downtown Fort Wayne has made a huge difference in the life of a local student.

    Years later, she returns to Saint Paul's Lutheran School where one caring teacher made it all happen.

  • Golden Apple: Steve Gabet - 12/2009

    LEO, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - As we get ready to start another new year, a Leo High School teacher is preparing for a new chapter in his life - retirement.

    This veteran of the classroom is this month's Golden Apple Award winner.

  • Golden Apple: Lyn Rodgers - 11/2009

    BLUFFTON, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Her devotion and love for her students students makes her a teacher that will never be forgotten. For more than three decades, she's worked with first and second graders at Lancaster Central Elementary School.