Worldwide Ticketcraft had the honor to produce and print the program guide for the Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunrise – 29th Annual Teacher of the Year Award ceremony. Each year 22 teachers from Boca Raton public schools in Palm Beach County, Florida, are recognized for their accomplishments in the class room. This illustrious event has grown from its inception of a small group, to over 200 people this year.
The program guide consists of paid donation ads, letters from each schools’ principal and a list of Teachers who have been recognized in past years. The guide was a success and well accepted by all.
The gala event was generously offered by the Office Depot Foundation to be held at the Office Depot auditorium in Boca Raton which was a fitting venue and very well staged. A former local TV news anchor, Claudia Shea in her new role as host presenter for the Palm Beach Educational Network was master of ceremonies. A camera crew filmed the entire evening festivities and streamed them so family members outside our local community could watch the event live from their home computers.
The night opened with a scrumptious dinner followed by welcoming remarks from the President of the Boca Sunrise Rotary – Ira “Rusty” Herschbein. The stage then welcomed Frank A. Barbieri, Jr., Esq. – Vice Chairman on the School Board of Palm Beach County, who introduced each teacher who was nominated. A short movie clip of each teacher was displayed on a massive screen before each walked onto the stage, which was quite emotional to see their devotion to the children during a normal school day.
The teacher recognized as best in their school this night were, Chris Amico, Jonathan Benskin, Charisse Cason, Katie Delucia, Lisa Drescher, Lori Eaton, Dawn Esposito, Jennifer Hammer, Alicia Kaucher, Alexandra Laing, Courtney Lockhart, Ana Millet, Suzette Milu, Charna Rosenfeld, Beth Rubin, Denise Rudy, Jane Simonsen, Doris Vaillancourt-Milano, Kristy Verzaal, Lori Vetter, Cheryl Walling, and Ellen Winikoff on receiving this year’s Teacher of the Year Award.
In the end everyone left on a high note knowing that a good deed was done in giving something back to the teachers that educate and mold the children and future of our community – and beyond.
– R. Zingarelli