Evening of Stars Returns
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Over the past 19 years, the Education Foundation of Eagle County and its predecessor organization have hosted the Evening of the Stars event honoring our local teachers. Last year was the first year as an off year, primarily due to the prevailing economic conditions.
This year the trustees of the foundation are pleased to announce that it will again host the event on May 4 at the Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek, and interested community members and parents are invited to attend. Tickets are available through the foundation website www.efec.org and the Eagle County Schools website www.eagleschools.net. Keep in mind that space is limited.
A sincere thank you goes out to the more than 50 sponsors whose generous contributions have made this event possible over the years. This is amazing support to recieve from the business community.
Past Evening of the Stars events have always sold out with more than 600 people in attendance for the recognition program, dinner and dance. The program honors teachers from each school for their excellence in the classroom. One teacher from each school is chosen as its Teacher of the Year by a selection committee of students, parents, peers and supervisors. The foundation also awards academic scholarships for qualifying teachers wishing to continue their education by earning their master’s degree in areas of expertise needed in our district.
This event is always a huge success and provides an informal and unique atmosphere to gather all of the teachers together in one location, along with administrators, parents and community members to socialize and celebrate the successes of the school year — and most of all to thank the teachers for everything they do.
As a frequent attendee of the event, I am well aware its value.
It demonstrates support and appreciation for all teachers by everyone who participates, but especially by the many parents that have passionately donated their time to conduct this event.
If you have never been to the event, buy a ticket today and be part of one of the most teacher-focused and fun education related events in the state of Colorado.