Teachers recognized at Salute to Teachers ceremony

Teachers from various schools attended Salute to Teachers on Wednesday, Oct. 19 in the Performing Arts Center.

The annual awards ceremony formally recognizes teachers from every school in the Walnut Valley Unified School District (WVUSD) for their job performances. Band and orchestra director Corey Wicks was one out of fifteen teachers recognized this year and the only recipient from Walnut High School.

“Teacher of the Year means a lot because all the teachers work so hard and everybody deserves it, so to be recognized among all those excellent teachers is really very humbling and overwhelming,” Wicks said. “Teachers work so hard, and they accomplish so much. They are so important to our society, but sometimes they get overlooked. I think it’s important to point out excellence in teaching and the love that teachers have for their students and to reward them for all the hard work they’ve done.”

By Sarah Aie, Staff writer
Photo by Jeffrey Tran

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