Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. President, once said, "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." This week's Golden Apple winner's patience and calm demeanor are just part of what makes him a great pick.
Charlotte's Web, James and the Giant Peach, and Amelia Bedelia all have an important place in Mrs. Gillman's third grade classroom. For Gillman, mastering reading and writing is essential to her student's academic careers.
Including 26 years of active duty in the Air Force, SMSgt Gilbert Garcia has worn a uniform for 40 years. Now he's passing on his knowledge to the next generation, through Rutherford High School's JROTC program.
"My favorite part is almost everything," Averie Brannon, a fourth grade student, said. "I like being in the class. I like being around my teacher, 'cause she makes everybody laugh and she's really nice."