2017 AHEAD OF THE CLASS

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Name: 2017 AHEAD OF THE CLASS
Date: April 13, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
One area of distinction in Renton is our desire to honor and embrace the teaching profession. The Renton Chamber of Commerce, Renton Reporter, Seahawks, First Financial Northwest Bank, King & Bunny Appliances, Marcie Maxwell & Lisa Lam Windemere, Wizards of the Coast and several business organizations join together to sponsor and give back to teachers of distinction chosen by the community.

The Ahead of the Class award program is a partnership between the Renton Chamber of Commerce, Renton public and private schools, and Renton businesses. It is part of the Chamber's effort to provide individuals, businesses, and organizations the opportunity to invest in a brighter and better tomorrow for our young people. The program's aim is to enhance community awareness of the excellence of education in Renton.

HOW IT WORKS

Renton teachers are nominated as difference makers from students, peers, parents, etc. Nominations are opened through the school district, Renton Reporter, Chamber, and every channel available. Last year 239 nominations came in and 63 were invited to submit applications. A selection committee of local volunteers read through the applications and picks 10 finalists to interview. The finalists are notified and Blitz along with local officials show up at the classroom and inform the teacher they are a finalist and present their official invitation to attend the awards ceremony. Imagine the excitement of the class as they grab their phones ? Selfies with Blitz?. Next step is the ceremony. This year's event will be April 13th. The ten are invited to an awards ceremony at VMAC, the heart of Seahawks territory . The top five are awarded a $500 cash prize the remaining five receive $100 each along with an engraved award.


​NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE TEACHER HERE.


 
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Event Sponsors:

PRESENTING SPONSOR

  • Seattle Seahawks

SILVER SPONSOR

Education Advocate Sponsor

Citizen Advocate Sponsor

  • Bellevue Embroidery & Tshirts
  • Cater 4 You

In Kind Partner

  • Hampton Inn Suites
  • Iden's Dealer Services
  • Learning Express Toys
  • Maya Whole Health Studio
  • McLendon Hardware
  • Morning Star Creative Group
  • Rain City Catering
  • Red House Beer&Wine Shoppe Tapas Bar, The
  • Renton Flower Shop
  • Sam's Club #4835
  • Screaming Flea Productions, Inc.
  • TransWest
  • Vino at The Landing
Location:
Virginia Mason Athletic Center
12 Seahawks Way, Renton, WA 98056
Date/Time Information:
April 13th from 7 - 9pm.
TEACHERS ARRIVE AT 6:00 pm.
Teachers tour VMAC at 6:30pm

OPEN TO PUBLIC AT 6:30 pm.
Contact Information:
Ben Andrews
Fees/Admission:
The event is free to attend but if you would like to donate to our teachers and the efforts of educators in our community please reach out to Ben Andrews at 425-226-4560 or bandrews@gorenton.com to discuss donation opportunities.
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