As part of the Boettcher Scholarship program, which provides Colorado's most talented students with scholarships to attend a Colorado college or university, the Boettcher Foundation also honors the teachers who have committed themselves to supporting the high-achieving students who compete for the scholarship.
Local teacher honorees include Danielle Lopez of Delta High School and Kreszenze Allen of Paonia High School.
"We know that teachers are a critical component in the success of Colorado's students," said Tiffany Anderson, programs director for Boettcher Foundation. "For every student that leads a club or organization, there is a teacher who works late to supervise that organization. For every student who takes an independent study, there is a teacher who is spending extra hours guiding and supporting that student."
Each educator will receive a plaque, a personalized tribute from the student who selected them and a $500 grant to be used for a project or activity to benefit students at their school.
"These dedicated and passionate educators have championed excellence in their classrooms, and we are proud to recognize them for helping Colorado students to achieve their goals and prepare for their futures," Anderson said.