Burien Educator Honored as radio station’s ‘Teacher of the Week’


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On Thursday morning (Nov. 21) at 10:45 a.m., radio station STAR 101.5 surprised Seahurst Elementary teacher Mr. Wes Smith and presented him with the STAR 101.5’s Teacher of the Week award.

In a local contest conducted by the station, Mr. Smith was nominated by his student Destinee McKinion. STAR 101.5’s afternoon personality, Curt Kruse, made a surprise visit to Smith’s classroom in Burien.

Each student received a goody bag full of prizes from Sound Credit Union, Dairy Farmers of Washington, KOMO 4, and STAR 101.5. Smith received a personalized plaque from Issaquah Trophy & Awards, a $100 check and $100 VISA gift card from Sound Credit Union. Plus, he got a makeover gift card courtesy of Blanc N’ Schwartz Salon in Kent.

STAR 101.5’s “Teacher of the Week” is a program that allows students to recognize local, deserving teachers for their commitment to the quality education of children. To nominate a teacher go to STAR1015.com.

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