Best mannered teachers announced

Published 10:33 pm Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The National League of Junior Cotillions, Troup County Chapter, has announced those who have been named “Best Mannered Teacher” of the 2017-2018 school year.

Recipients of the award are: Michal Bush (Hollis Hand Elementary), Ryan DeMarco (LaGrange Academy), Heather Johnson (Lafayette Christian School Elementary) and Emily Thomas (Lafayette Christian School- Upper School).

“The students in our program were excited about being a part of the selection process, said, Jeanne Coker, director of the local Junior Cotillion. “They wanted to honor teachers who exemplify the etiquette and manners being taught in our program.”

Those receiving the awards were nominated by Junior Cotillion students who wrote an essay about a past or current teacher. Bush was nominated by Larkin Cole, an eighth grader at LaGrange Academy. DeMarco was nominated by Maegan Badger an eighth grader at LaGrange Academy.

Johnson was nominated by Kylie Belle Lasher, a fifth grader at Lafayette Christian School. Thomas was nominated by Whitt Bowden, a sixth-grader at Lafayette Christian School. The criteria for selection included their positive characteristics, how the teacher shows courtesy and respect for students, and why the person is a good role model.

According to Coker, “The special teachers are those who treated students with respect and instilled a love of learning which will continue to have a positive effect on the student’s performance throughout their school years.”

The National League of Junior Cotillions is an etiquette and social dance training program that involves thousands of students nationwide.

Students learn the customs and courtesies that will serve them for a lifetime.

Topics covered include table manners, writing thank you notes and responding to formal invitations, in addition to many other social skills that will make life more pleasant for them and for those around them. Most importantly, the students learn to feel comfortable in social situations.

For information regarding the program, call (706) 668-5688.