Nathan Sletten, Band Instructor at Earlham Community School, Earlham, IA was presented this morning with The Golden Apple award for the month of November by WHO-TV 13 and Allied Insurance. Sletten was nominated by four current students for the award.
WHO-TV Morning News Anchor, Megan Reuther, opened the presentation with a greeting to Earlham students and teachers, encouraging students to achieve their goals and dreams by continuing to work hard in school. Reuther introduced Jennifer Nemmers, Allied Insurance Project Management Specialist from Des Moines to present the award.
Nemmers read excerpts from the nominations that praised Sletten for sharing his passion for music and his unique ability to motivate students, pushing them to accomplishments they didn’t realize they were capable of achieving. Sletten has taught at Earlham Community School for 5 years and has doubled the size of the school band within that time.
This is the 19th year that WHO-TV 13 and Allied Insurance have given The Golden Apple Award to central Iowa teachers. One teacher is recognized each month of the school year. Nominations may be made by going to whotv.com/goldenapple.
Click on the following link to see the WHO-TV 13 video coverage of the event. http://whotv.com/2012/12/07/golden-apple-october-winner/
For more information, contact Allyson Sander at WHO-TV 13 at 515-242-3621