Congratulations to Peggy Wiggins, this week's Golden Apple winner

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG) - Peggy Wiggins is the 7th-grade civics teacher at Deane Bozeman. Growing up in Bay County, Wiggins knew she wanted to be a teacher.

Peggy Wiggins from Dean Bozeman wins the Golden Apple. (WJHG)

"I wanted to make a difference, but I love seeing the students here at Bozeman grow into independent, confident adults," Wiggins said.

She was nominated by a former student, who said Wiggins is her favorite teacher.

"Last year she actually made history really fun to learn and she did a lot of interactive work and she's just really a good teacher," student, Maddison Weidner said.

Wiggins makes learning fun with hands-on exercises that help keep students engaged in the material.

"I love teaching the subject of civics and making sure the students are well informed before they go out into the world," Wiggins said.

This Golden Apple winner hopes her students leave her class with confidence.

Copyright 2019 WJHG. All rights reserved.