Of the best and brightest teachers across the tennessee valley are being honored tonight.
All year long, we've celebrated great educators with our golden apple awards.
Tonight, we're celebrating their achievements during a special ceremony.
That's where news 12's john mercer joins us now live from tonight's banquet.
We're here at the tennessee aquarium for a big banquet.
Over the school year, we have taken a look at 30 great teachers from all across the tennessee valley.
You have helped us pick the winners of the golden apple awards.
Your nominations have brought news 12 to schools all across the tennessee valley.
We've been to schools in walker county, hamilton county, marion county, catoosa county, and murray county...and everywhere in between.
Tonight, we're celebrating all 30 of our winners with the help of our partner, food city.
We'll be picking our finalists, and the teacher of the year.
So, we've still got a lot to tell you.
Stay tuned for a look at the banquet, and all the winners tonight on news 12 now at 11.
Live at the tennessee aquarium, i'm john mercer, news 12 now.