Nine Mid-Columbia educators will be honored March 9 as part of the 19th annual Crystal Apple Awards.
The awards, which began in 1999, recognize outstanding educators in the Educational Service District 123.
This year’s winners are:
▪ Alicia Barber, a third-grade bilingual coach at Rowena Chess Elementary in Pasco.
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▪ Stephanie Bradshaw, a kindergarten through fifth-grade teacher at Finley Elementary.
▪ Tricia Clary, a fourth-grade teacher at Mesa Elementary with the North Franklin County School District.
▪ Betti Gregg, an eighth-grade English Language Arts teacher at Chinook Middle School in Kennewick.
▪ Jacee Martinez, a second-grade teacher at Scootney Springs Elementary in Othello.
▪ Kimm Minkler, a ninth- through 12-grade counselor at Kiona-Benton City High School.
▪ John Muchlinski, an eighth-grade algebra and physical education teacher at Columbia Middle School in Burbank.
▪ Laurie Price, an 11th- and 12th-grade career choices and work-based learning educator at Hanford High School in Richland.
▪ Dean Smith, sixth- through eighth-grade history, social studies and gifted class teacher at Housel Middle School in Prosser.
The ceremony is at 4:30 p.m. at the ESD 123 professional development center in Pasco.