The Old Newsboys’ Goodfellow Fund of Detroit is seeking nominations from students for the ninth annual Goodfellow Detroit Public School Teacher of the Year contest. The organization sponsors the contest to express its gratitude to Detroit Public Schools Community District’s (DPSCD) administrators, teachers and support staff who, each year, work so diligently to identify students in need of its holiday gift packages. The 104-year-old charity’s mission is to ensure there is “No Kiddie Without a Christmas.”
Students in grades 3 through 8 at a DPSCD school can nominate their favorite teacher for the Goodfellow Detroit Public School Teacher of the Year recognition by answering the question: “Why is your teacher so special?” in 50 words or less.
The winning “Favorite Teacher” will receive a gift card to purchase supplies for his or her classroom and will also be acknowledged at the Detroit Goodfellows Annual Tribute Breakfast this fall. Additionally, the student who writes the winning nomination will receive a surprise classroom visit, a special certificate and a Barnes and Noble gift card courtesy of the Detroit Goodfellows.
Nomination forms are available online at www.detroitgoodfellows.org/teacher [detroitgoodfellows.org]. Entries must be submitted via the website no later than May 25, 2018.
The Goodfellows Board of Directors will review all nominations and select a winning teacher by June 1, 2018. The winner and nominating student will receive a “surprise notification” at a school assembly in early June.