Special Apples for Inspiring Teachers

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Laguna representatives for the Crystal Apple award, from left, Dr. Jason Viloria, Jonathan Todd, students Kathleen Kimball and Gigi Woods, Samantha Gardner and Chris Herzfeld.
Laguna representatives for the Crystal Apple award, from left, Dr. Jason Viloria, Jonathan Todd, students Kathleen Kimball and Gigi Woods, Samantha Gardner and Chris Herzfeld.

Eight teachers from four local high schools received the gratitude of community leaders and students at the fourth annual Crystal Apple Awards hosted and sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Laguna Niguel Stake Center in Aliso Viejo.

Students nominated inspiring, encouraging teachers and delivered speeches on the teacher’s background and why they were selected.

Laguna Beach High School award winners were Samantha Gardner and Jonathan Todd.

LBHS student Kathleen Kimball said of Todd, “The devotion to his students is remarkable…a passionate and enthusiastic teacher who always has a smile on his face and knows how to connect with his students.”

LBHS Principal Chris Herzfeld attended as did district Superintendents Dr. Jason Viloria.

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