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of the Year Candidates lauded as outstanding educators ANN HUGHES, Message staff writer Teacher of the Year banquet, Phyllis Beshears, director of schools, noted that 1994 have been greatly influenced by the changes which have occurred in our soci- causes teachers to have a more difficult task. How teachers live up to the challenges society has a great impact upon the students." noting that the theme for the 1994 banquet was "Teachers shine as stars for all eter- said, "Our teachers, and particularly these candidates this evening, are our' shine their own light on their students and encourage each young person to t can be." then read comments about each of the 13 Candidates as they received certificates from Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger. Bennett, Holy Family School, Jasper: She chose to teach in a Catholic school be- wanted to teach Christian values. In her words, "We are not only able to tell students special, but also who made them special." Sister Tess Duenas, St. James School, St. James: When she was asked ng religion to one of the upper grade classes, she made the transition gingerly. students was the opposite. They do not hesitate to tell you that she made about their religion in a new way. Elpers, Sts. Peter and Paul School, Haubstadt: She believes that one of the in education today is for our students to learn to work cooperatively with others. Elpers, Corpus Christi School, Evansville: Her science classes come alive cheek cells -- taken directly from the students' own mouths -- or with COmparing the heart rate of a water flea before and after an alcohol solution is under the microscope. %! Janice Frey, a teacher at Good Shepherd School, Evansville, received special recognition at the Teacher of the Year banquet for her 30 years of ser- vice to Catholic schools in the Evansville diocese. -- Messag 9 photo by Phil Boger Jeanne Fortune, Memorial High School, Evansville: In her classroom you will witness love and pa- tience at its best. She cares for each student, their progress in her class, and their whole being. She begins her math classes by asking students for con- cerns they may have followed by prayer. Memorial High School Concert Choir, under the direction of Karen ined during the Teacher of the Year banquet. Message photo by Phil Boger Gerald Grannan, Mater Dei High School, Evansville: He has taken a much depleted band program and turned it into one of the highest regarded programs in the state of Indiana. Under his direction, the Mater Dei band and color guard have won numerous DiSsion I ratings and awards at all levels of competition. Westside Catholic Consolidated School, Evansville: She makes her students feel that they are an integral part of our global world. ater or Summer Olympics are occurring, her students are setting goals for themselves for which they can win their own gold, silver or bronze that teaching has taught her humility, patience, forbearance, and diplomacy. I'Ieeke, Holy Family School, Jasper: She is said to be an outstanding role model for all the students, parents and teachers at Holy Family. risses the opportunity to lend a hand, or reach out to someone in need. Memorial High School, "enthusiastic" is an under- this lady. She believes that all of her kids." Sts. Peter and Paul School, calls herself a "project" person. She al projects, such as community pro- that teach them a lesson Cariug individuals. Patricia Ann McGuire, St. James: She has that special quiet determination that allows a stu- Flaget Elementary School, can be counted on to "oooh  and new pet, or new sib- counted on to cry at First Corn- fifth grade graduations, and the last Flaget Elementary She believes that being able to in mind and heart Y Spirit to guide her m is the only Members of the Mater Dei High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Gerald Grannan, provided musical entertainment during the Teacher of the Year reception. -- Message photo by Phil Boger