Lo­cal teacher cho­sen as win­ner in ra­dio con­test

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Gila Ridge High School Spe­cial Ed­u­ca­tion and Life Skills teacher Tri­cia Sev­ers has been cho­sen as one of the win­ners of the Kidd Krad­dick Morn­ing Show “Teach­ers … What Do You Need?” con­test spon­sored by G2 Gel Pens.

Sev­ers was nom­i­nated by Su­san Brown, a clerk in the depart­ment, who sent a let­ter to the show pro­duc­ers and ex­plained that Sev­ers reg­u­larly takes her classes on field trips to Wal­mart, where she pur­chases gro­ceries for their culi­nary cour­ses with her own money.

Sev­ers won a class set of Pi­lot Pens, which spon­sor the con­test, as well as a $1,000 Visa gift card she can use to pur­chase other items needed for her Life Skills cook­ing class.

“I plan on us­ing the G2 Gel Pi­lot Pens as a life skill, the stu­dents will match the caps to the cor­rect pen color, while the gift card will be used for us to watch ‘The Nutcracker’ as a class,” Sev­ers said. “We will con­tinue to do our shop­ping at Wal­mart where we will pur­chase gro­ceries for our cook­ing class to con­tinue to grow and learn new func­tional life skills.”

Sev­ers is in her third year teach­ing at GRHS and last year was part of the Ari­zona Statewide Autism Pro­ject.

“Tri­cia Sev­ers is an out­stand­ing teacher who puts forth tremen­dous ef­fort and en­ergy into ev­ery les­son,” said GRHS As­sis­tant Prin­ci­pal Derek Bosch. “Tri­cia is well re­spected by her peers, but more im­por­tantly she is loved by her stu­dents. It’s in­cred­i­ble to see the im­pact she has on her stu­dents ev­ery day.”

The Kidd Krad­dick Morn­ing Show is an en­sem­ble, na­tion­ally syn­di­cated ra­dio show. It airs week­days be­gin­ning at 5 a.m. on 93.1 FM in Yuma.

To hear Tri­cia Sev­ers re­ceive the award dur­ing a Kidd Krad­dick Morn­ing Show broad­cast, visit http://www.kid­dna­tion.com/teach­ers-what-do-youneed-win­ner-5/.

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