Barnes & Noble Warwick is pleased to announce that Mrs. Kristen Capaldi, a teacher at Hope Highlands Middle School and Western Hills Middle School has been named the local winner of the Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest. Cranston West High School Student Jeanne-Marie Marcotte, a senior, wrote the winning essay nominating Capaldi. Serving as Master of Ceremony for this event is Lindsay Iadeluca, Reporter for WJAR NBC 10.
Students were invited to nominate their favorite teacher by writing essays, poems, or thank-you letters that explain how their teacher has influenced their life and reveal why they appreciate and admire him or her. Entries were judged by a panel based on the compelling nature of the teacher’s qualities, the sincerity of the student’s appreciation, and the quality of expression and writing. The My Favorite Teacher contest was originally developed by Barnes & Noble in Rhode Island and grew to become a national Barnes & Noble program.
Mrs. Kristen Capaldi will be recognized at a special event on Tuesday, April 24th at 6pm at the Barnes & Noble at 1350 Bald Hill Rd. where she will receive a special award acknowledging her achievement, and additional recognition and praise from the community. Jeanne-Marie Marcotte, who wrote the winning essay, will receive also be recognized during the ceremony. The community, Cranston teachers and students are invited to attend the My Favorite Teacher ceremony to show their support for these teachers and students.
Mrs. Kristen Capaldi will now be entered into the regional competition where five winners will be chosen. Each regional winner will receive a $500 Barnes & Noble gift card and a NOOK by Samsung device. From the pool of regional winners, Barnes & Noble will name one teacher the “Barnes & Noble National Teacher of the Year.” The winning teacher will receive $5,000 and the title of “Barnes & Noble National Teacher of the Year.” The national winner will be recognized at a special community celebration at their local Barnes & Noble store, and the winning teacher’s school will receive $5,000. The student who wrote the national winning essay, poem or thank-you letter will win a $500 Barnes & Noble gift card and a NOOK.
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