Indiana County Excellence in Education Partnership

The Indiana County Chamber of Commerce recently announced a new initiative to recognize the excellent work being done by both Indiana County teachers and students.

This Excellence in Education initiative will highlight various students and teachers from each of the seven-county public school districts as well as Indiana County Technology Center (ICTC) throughout the school year and will culminate with the Indiana County Excellence in Education Awards in the spring.

Student & Teacher Nominations

The program will include a senior student nomination each month from each school district. These students along with their parents, will be invited to the awards banquet in the spring of 2023 with a chance to win a new car donated by Colonial. Once the nominees are all chosen by the school districts, an independent panel will review all of the nominations and choose one individual to be Colonial’s Indiana County Student of the Year.

In addition to the students, one teacher in each school district, grades Kindergarten through Grade 12, will be chosen as that district’s Teacher of the Year and will be invited to the banquet with an opportunity to win a new vehicle of their own. An independent panel will review all of the nominations and choose one individual to be Colonial’s Indiana County Teacher of the Year.

Colonial Auto Group is happy to partner with the Indiana County Chamber on this initiative. CJ Spadafora, owner of Colonial Motor Mart and Colonial Toyota, noted that he has been looking for a way of giving back that would help to shape the future members of the community. “Our company wants to give back to the community and felt as if the next generation and the teachers who are educating them do not get a lot of recognition,” Spadafora explained. “This is our way of saying thank you to the community for allowing our family to be here for over 75 years, and we hope that we will be here for at least 75 more.”

To learn more about the requirements for Teacher Nomination and Student Nomination, click here to be directed to the Indiana County School Districts website for detailed information on the nomination process and requirements.

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