The McDuffie County School System is proud to announce the candidates for the 2010-2011 McDuffie County Teacher of the Year.
One teacher at each of the system's seven schools is chosen by their peers as the school Teacher of the Year.
Each of the school-level winners competes for the honor of being named the McDuffie County Teacher of the Year by completing the state Teacher of the Year application.
Copies of the completed applications are currently being reviewed by an independent panel of judges, and on Oct. 19 the judges visited each candidate at her school to observe in the classroom and conduct a short interview. The panel will then choose an overall winner for the county.
Once an overall winner is selected, that person's application will be submitted to the State Department of Education for consideration in the 2011 State Teacher of the Year competition.
The name of the McDuffie County Teacher of the Year will be announced at the annual banquet that will be given to honor all the candidates.
This year's banquet is scheduled for Monday in the cafetorium of Thomson-McDuffie Junior High School.
The McDuffie County Board of Education and Central Office would like to congratulate this year's school-level honorees.