Search Site   
News Stories at a Glance
Local farm suppliers feature prominently at Peoria show

Corn, soybeans remain on road for record year

FDA seeks public comment on newest food safety rules

Task force working on plan to combat antibiotics resistance

Indiana turkey producers climb in national rankings

   
Archive
Search Archive  
   
Jennings County Math teacher wins the rural educator award
By MEGGIE I. FOSTER
Associate Editor

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Don Villwock, president of Indiana Farm Bureau presented the Rural Teacher of the Year award to Gina Hackman, a math teacher at Jennings County High School during the opening session of the Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention on Dec. 7.

“She is an extraordinary teacher who richly deserves this award,” said Villwock. “The Indiana Farm Bureau family of companies is proud to support the Rural Teacher of the Year program.”
As part of her reward for this honor, she also received from Farm Bureau a check for $1,000. The award itself is presented by the Indiana Small and Rural Schools Assoc.

“What I do is no more than what countless educators do everyday,” said Hackman. “I will display this plaque and really big check not to boast about winning an award, but to show that if you choose a career that you’re passionate about you can truly make a difference in our world.”

Hackman, who has taught at the high school for more than 30 years, is also an elected member of the Brownstown Central School Board.

“This is a true honor,” said Hackman. 
12/12/2012