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2017 Gold Star teachers named

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

The 2017 Gold Star Awards for Outstanding Teaching have been announced. 

Here are the names of the 10 teachers in Black Hawk County being honored:

Cory Arensdorf, Irving Elementary
Debra Barschow, Poyner Elementary
Sarah Carlson, Peet Jr. High
A.J. Cassidy, West High School 
Laura Gilbert, Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta
Tessi Glaser, Lincoln Elementary 
Tammi Mitchell, Orange Elementary 
Justin Parson, Union High School 
Amy Tracy, Blessed Sacrament Elementary 
Nancy Uden, Hudson High School

The awards are an EMMY-winning partnership between the R.J. McElroy Trust and KWWL. This year, the McElroy Trust received more than 1,000 nominations in Black Hawk County. Teachers were nominated by students, parents, community members and colleagues. Each Gold Star teacher receives a $1,000 award.

The teachers will be honored with a ceremony at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at UNI on Tuesday, May 23rd at 7:00 p.m.The public is invited. Tickets, which are free of charge, are necessary. Click here for more information.

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