Teachers, to me they are one of the most important professions. Teachers shape your lives, they make you the person that you are. I have the utmost respect and admiration for anyone who is a teacher. Did you know that when I was little all I ever wanted to be was a teacher? Well it is true, I loved to teach and help people it just seemed like the dream job for me. When I was little, my 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Cereni was an amazing teacher. She took a different approach to teaching, and it clicked with me, as a shy child she understood and took her time with me it was wonderful. She was a hands on teacher that really cared about her students. She made such an impact in my life, I kept in touch with her all these years. I don’t want to give away my age, but I went to 3rd grade many many years ago but I can still remember her as clear as day.
Hilton HHonors, announced the 30 finalists of its Teacher Treks Travel Grant Competition . Now through April 30, 2013, you can vote for their favorite finalist at www.hhonors.com/TeacherTreks to help choose the 15 top winners.
With this great program, Hilton will fund 15 teachers to travel and to experience first-hand the subject they teach and bring their experiences back to the classroom through Teacher Treks.
The panel of judges will choose 30 finalists from 20 different states. The awards in this great contest are:
15 winners will receive a grant valued at $6,000 to travel to a destination of their choice; in addition to the trip, each winning teachers’ school will also receive a $2,500 grant to use for cultural activities or enhancements
Runners-up: 15 runners-up will each receive a $2,500 grant for their school to use for cultural activities or enhancements
One winner from all submissions will receive a cultural excursion for their classroom valued at $1,500
From those that voted in the Teacher Treks competition, 10 random winners will receive one Hilton HHonors Gift Card valued at $250
Isn’t this amazing! What a wonderful gift for a teacher. Teachers work so hard, and this is an amazing adventure that they can use to teach. You can one vote per day during the duration of the voting period, and the winners will be announced in May 2013.
I can’t wait to see read about the lucky winners! And as a Hilton HHonors member I would love to win the $250 gift card just for voting! That is a great prize that would come in handy for my family. Make sure to sign up to be a HHonors member, this is a free program that allows you to earn points for travel. So remember to vote and you could win too!
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