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By Gary Collins
Pine Bluffs Post 

Theobald wins Arch Coal award


Gary Collins/Pine Bluffs Post

Pine Bluffs Elementary Teacher Wanda Theobald is shown here surrounded by her third graders, the citizens of Riverwish. Front Row: Raelyn Brelsford in orange, Isabelle Garcia, Micheal Drake, Kaitlynn Schnell, Mia Morton-Tait and Refugio Cerenil. Second row: In green batman hoodie is Jett Gaspar, Ty Scarborough,Shane Shutts, Carsten Freeburg, Nemo WallowingBull, Kiley Scott (behind Nemo), Dylan McCollum, Hayden Bice Back row: Wanda Theobald and Avery Sweeter.

Recipient of the Arch Coal Teaching Achievement Award Thursday May 18 was Wanda Theobald, Pine Bluffs Elementary third-grade teacher and Patroness of Riverwish, Wyo. Theobald was one of ten teachers in Wyoming who received the award and the $3,500 that went with it, for outstanding achievement in teaching.

Below is Theobald's winning essay:

"Why I Teach"

A young girl gathers her dolls and pets around her…tells them stories… sings… reads…shares… learns. The seed is planted. At eight she gathers young children…shows, watches, encourages, plays, helps, enjoys. The seed germinates...

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