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Angelina Co. Chamber names six Teacher of the Year winners

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Six Angelina Aounty teachers were honored with "Teacher of the Year" awards at the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce's monthly First Friday luncheon.

Local and state officials attended Friday's event. Each of the teachers was thrilled to be recognized and felt humbled by the honor. A golden apple was given to each of the winners.

Linda Stewart, a teacher at Lufkin ISD's Brookhollow Elementary campus said that she was extremely surprised to be honored with the Teacher of the Year award because LISD is such a big district.

"To think that I had been singled out to represent all the people I work with was a surprise and an honor," Stewart said.

Central Junior High's Pat Harrison said he was thrilled to get the award.

"I was excited about getting the award," Harrison said. "I'm not sure I was the most deserving teacher, but I got it, and I was thrilled to get it."

When asked her thoughts on getting the Teacher of the Year Award, Tammy Cheshir, a teacher at Diboll ISD's Temple Elementary simply said that she was "shocked and humbled."

Kathleen Hughes, a teacher at Hudson High School, echoed the other teachers' thoughts on winning the award and said, "I was really, really surprised and just felt honored."

Huntington High School's Jimmy Lofton said winning the award was humbling.

"It is very humbling," Lofton said. "There's a lot of other teachers there that do a better job than I do, so I'm thankful to work among a group of great teachers."

Winning the award was an exciting surprise for Laura Bridges, a teacher at Zavalla High School.

"I really was surprised," Bridges said. "I was glad, and it was exciting."

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