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Healthy Lee launches Teacher Appreciation Contest

By Staff | Aug 6, 2020

Healthy Lee invites the Southwest Florida community to share their appreciation for Lee County teachers through its 2020 Teacher Appreciation Contest.

Through Aug. 21, Lee County students are encouraged to share stories of how their teacher has made a difference in their life or the lives of others. To participate, children can create a video, song, artwork or poem honoring a teacher, which can be uploaded by parents or guardians to HealthyLee.com/TAC2020.

Teachers will be welcomed back to school with these positive messages, along with prizes and discounts to promote teacher self-care and appreciation in the community. Additionally, one lucky educator will be selected to win a wonderful gift and other great prizes for their classroom.

“Teachers help bring education to life, playing a critically important role in a student’s ability to learn, grow and one day become contributing members of our society,” Healthy Lee Chairman Gary Griffin said. “After ending a particularly unusual school year, we wanted to help teachers and students kick off the new school year on the right foot. The Teacher Appreciation Contest allows our students to show just how much they appreciate their teachers and all they do to make a difference.”

The contest is part of Healthy Lee’s Behavioral Health Coalition’s “Welcome Week,” running Aug. 24-28. A week dedicated exclusively to teachers, it will feature special offerings, prizes and more to kick off the new school year and commend local teachers for their impact on education in Lee County.

Also, individuals and businesses can contribute to the week through monetary donations to support classroom upgrades and gifts for contest winners, as well as by providing discounted services.