The 2015-2016 school year marks the 25th year in which the GOLD STAR AWARDS have honored excellence in education. This program brings public recognition to educators (K-12) who have made significant contributions toward better education.
KCFW-TV 9 viewers are encouraged to nominate a favorite teacher who has made a difference in their lives. Parents, students, former students and anyone can make a nomination simply by noting the teacher's name, school and why he or she deserves the GOLD STAR AWARD.
Nominations can be mailed to KCFW-TV 9, P.O. Box 857, Kalispell, Montana 59903 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each nomination is reviewed by a selection committee made up of persons from the education community.
Nine winners are chosen, one per month during the school year, from around western Montana. Once a winner is selected, KCFW produces and airs a winner profile on the station. Each winner also receives an attractive GOLD STAR AWARD plaque.
HONORING EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION
Here's what the kids have to say...
"She is the best teacher I have had...I wish I could stay in 6th grade!...Thanks for putting on a special for kids like me to express their feelings because teachers deserve a big thanks." -- Sixth Grader
"...I still remember how she changed my life." -- Seventh Grader
"...He told me that I could do anything I want as long as I believe in myself. And I did it! He also taught me how to set goals and learn leadership." -- Eleventh Grader
This is how the winners feel...
"I was honored to receive the Gold Star Award...I am not accustomed to being singled out for doing something I truly love, teaching."
"...It is an honor and one I will cherish."
"Your contribution to positive support of the Montana education process is greatly needed and appreciated..."