Rhinelander High School social studies teacher Linda Goldsworthy has been named the local winner of the Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest. Goldsworthy was chosen from 20 entries at the Wausau Barnes & Noble store. She was nominated by Amelia Fehlen.
Students were invited to nominate their favorite teacher by writing essays, poems, or thank-you letters that explain how their teacher has influenced their life and reveal why they appreciate and admire him or her. Entries were judged on the compelling nature of the teacher’s qualities, the sincerity of the student’s appreciation, and the quality of expression and writing.
Mrs. Goldsworthy will be recognized at a 3 p.m. event at the Wausau Barnes & Noble April 11. Fehlen, who wrote the essay, will receive a certificate of recognition.
Goldsworthy will now be entered into the regional competition where five winners will be chosen. Each regional winner will receive a $500 Barnes & Noble Gift Card. From
the pool of five regional winners, Barnes & Noble will name one teacher the Barnes & Noble National Teacher of the Year. The winning teacher will receive $5,000 and the title of Teacher of the Year. The winning teacher’s school will receive $5,000 as well.