Local educators recognized for achievements

Local teachers and education students are being recognized for their achievements Sunday afternoon.

Ten teachers from La Crosse and the surrounding area school districts were awarded for their exceptional work at the Celebration of Education at UW-La Crosse. This is the 5th annual Professional and Continuing Education awards event to show appreciation and recognition for people who make future education possible in our region.

Organizers say the education program shows lots of promise.

“Today we will be recognizing nearly 300 new admits into the teacher education field. That’s one of the highest numbers we’ve seen in a long time and so we’re really in a special place,” said UW-La Crosse School of Education dean Marcie Wycoff-Horn.

On top of the awards given to educators, more than 100 scholarships were given out at the event and numerous donors were present.