Lincoln High Spanish teacher wins 10/11 Golden Apple Award

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - In writing a recommendation for her Spanish teacher at Lincoln High School, Sona Buchholz included a quote by Josh Ship. He wrote, "Every child is one caring adult away from a success story." And for Sona, Amy Stetson is that caring adult.

Mark Larson is the principal at Lincoln High School and he feels Amy Stetson is very deserving of the 10/11 Golden Apple Award, "The first thing that stands out about Mrs. Stetson is just the passion and care that she has for all the students she has."

And Amy Stetson's students couldn't agree more with their principal.

Sona Buchholz says her Spanish teacher does an excellent job of building relationships with her students, "She could be teaching me anything, she could be teaching me math if she wants, and it's my least favorite subject, I don't care, just to be with her in the classroom."

Mrs. Stetson is a Massachusetts native who started teaching at the Capital City's original high school one decade ago, "Being here in this building that has history, this building has a lot of amazing educators, but mostly for me, it's just the students and I love each and every one of them."

The 10/11 Golden Apple Award, sponsored by Doane University College of Education is given to educators each month of the school year to educators who've had an outstanding impact in local schools.