Newcastle teacher surprised in classroom with radio station award

September 30, 2011

By Staff

NEW — 3:05 p.m., Sept. 30, 2011

Kate Ingalls has won STAR 101.5’s Teacher of the Week award for the week of Sept. 30.

The radio station’s afternoon show host Corine McKenzie made a surprise visit to Ingalls’ second grade Hazelwood Elementary School classroom in Newcastle to announce the award on Friday.

Each student in Ingalss’ class received a goody bag full of prizes from Applebee’s, Washington State Employees Credit Union, Dairy Farmers of Washington and other sponsors.

Ingalls received a personalized plaque from Issaquah Trophy and Awards, a $100 check from Washington State Employees Credit Union and $100 Applebee’s gift certificate.

She also got to choose between a makeover or a Kindle courtesy of Blanc N’ Schwartz Salon.

Caroline Smith, the student who nominated Ingalls for the award, received a $50 Applebee’s gift certificate.

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