• Barnes & Noble South Tampa Awards Local My Favorite Teacher Winner

    Barnes & Noble South Tampa Honors Local Winner of the 2017 My Favorite Teacher Contest, Chelsea Palmateer.

    What: The 2017 Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest ran from January 4 until March 1, and gave middle and high school students the exciting opportunity to tell their communities just how much they appreciate their teachers. Students nominated their favorite teacher by writing essays, poems or thank-you letters that shared how their teacher had influenced their life and why they appreciated and admired their teacher. The local winner of the My Favorite Teacher contest who will be honored at Barnes & Noble South Tampa is Chelsea Palmateer from Middleton High School, who was nominated byJennah-Lei Gardner. Ms. Palmateer will receive a special award acknowledging her achievement and additional recognition and praise from her community. Jennah-Lei Gardner, who wrote the winning essay or poem will receive a certificate of recognition and also be honored at the ceremony.

    Jennah-Lei wrote beautifully of the love and happiness found in MS. Palmateer’s classroom.

    Also honored will be Tessa Ward-Ashe, nomintated by Odette DelValle and SMSGT Rutzke and Major Mistretta, nominated by Harrison Lundy, also from Middleton High School.

    Where: Barnes & Noble South Tampa, 213 N. Dale Mabry Highway. Tampa, FL 33609

    When: Saturday, April 8th, 10:00 am.

    More Info: Each regional winner will receive a $500 Barnes & Noble Gift Card and a NOOK® by Samsung. From the pool of regional winners, Barnes & Noble will name one teacher the Barnes & Noble National Teacher of the Year, who will receive $5,000 and the title of “Barnes & Noble My Favorite 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 writes the national winning essay, poem or thank-you letter will win a $500 Barnes & Noble Gift Card and a NOOK by Samsung device.

    Contact: Beth Gaffne, CBDM at crm2550@bn.com or 813-871-2228.