Five rural Utah teachers have been honored with Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards.
Teachers were nominated by the public and chosen by a panel of past winners. The awards were open to classroom teachers from Carbon, Emery, Sanpete and Sevier counties, and were worth $3,500 each.
This year's winners included Kathy S. Anderson of Salina Elementary School in Salina; Jesse Burrell of Gunnison Valley High in Gunnison; Reed Fehlberg of Canyon View Junior High in Huntington; Mark Lyons of Gunnison Valley High; and Kelly Peterson of North Sevier High in Salina. Gov. Gary Herbert and Utah Education Association President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh attended the awards announcement Wednesday.