Local DJs Renew the Search to Find the “Best Teachers on the Planet” – St George News

ST. GEORGE – Lukas Cox and Larae Nelson, hosts of the local Planet 105.1 FM radio station, say they are relaunching their ongoing mission to find an exquisite and exciting life within the frontiers of education by finding the “best teachers on the planet” to go from next month.

Bethany Nelson, a teacher at Coral Canyon Elementary School, Celebrates $ 500 Win at Best Teacher on the Planet Party in St. George, Utah, May 19, 2018 | Photo by Markee Heckenliable, St. George News

Show hosts Lukas and Larae in the Morning are kicking off their annual event to find local teachers within Southern Utah schools who represent the true meaning of supreme beings by seeking the help of the audience. The public can help by making recommendations.

They set out to recognize teachers who courageously go where many fear to trample on, the minds of our young people. They say the goal is to find teachers who find ways to enlighten, educate and guide their students with expressions of creativity, ingenuity, love and patience.

Nelson, who developed the idea for the award program in 2006, explained that it was developed to recognize the unknown heroes of teachers who do more than what the work details to ensure student success.

“So it was my husband, Chris and I doing the morning show, and both of his parents and my mom are teachers,” Nelson said. “It is honest to honor our teachers. We want teachers to be recognized and recognized and to get something more. “

The first winner will be announced on Wednesday 18 October. 5, at 8:45 am, in the morning show. Larae and Lukas will read the presentation of the application, including everything that is said about the teacher.

“After reading the winner on the air, Lukas and I will go to the winning teacher’s classroom later that day, being a surprise for the teacher, and reward the teacher with all these prizes! We do this in front of their class, usually … and then we give them a copy of the letter. Whoever named them, whatever has been said about them, we give them a copy of that letter to keep, ”Nelson said.

The prize will be awarded to a new teacher every Wednesday (excluding holiday weeks) for the remainder of the school year until the first week of May. The weekly “Best Teacher On The Planet” receives a t-shirt proclaiming their new title, as well as prizes from Boulevard Home Furnishings, Advanced Mobile IV, Eureka Casino and Resort, Bear Paw Cafe, Quick Quack Car Wash and Findlay Kia.

Winners of the Best Teacher on the Planet 2020-21 contest were honored at a year-end party hosted by Planet 105.1, St. George, Utah, May 16, 2021 | Photo courtesy of Planet 105.1, St. George News

“So a lot of teachers will win a lot of awards,” Cox said.

Cox pointed out that about 390 teachers were nominated last year, with fewer than 30 teachers winning the award. According to the calendar, this school year, 27 teachers will win the prize.

At the end of the year, Findlay Kia will host a big party for all weekly winners. Four of the “Best Teachers on the Planet” will win the grand prize: $ 500 for each teacher and $ 500 for each school where the teacher works. A total of $ 4,000 will be distributed by Findlay Kia.

Nelson there are nomination letters submitted by all students in the class. The winning teacher receives a copy of all applications received and is able to see and read everything written on them.

Lukas and Larae on a Mission to Find the Best Teacher on the Planet for the 2022-23 School Year in Southern Utah, St. George, Utah, September 22, 2022 | Photographic / Graphic Project by Nick Yamashita, St. George News

There are no requirements as to who can submit a teacher nomination for the award, although the winner cannot be a relative of an employee of Canyon Media or its sponsors.

“Do you know someone who is an amazing teacher; we want you to tell us about it, ”Nelson said.

Teachers can be appointed by clicking here.

Headed for an uncertain destination, Lukas and Larae’s team is on a mission to delve into the vastness of southern Utah and find the only target of their target and find the masters, the supreme beings who have strong force with them, the instructors of the our young “padawans”, the Best Teachers on the Planet.

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