Elizabeth Farrow

A teacher at Oak Park and River Forest High School was recently named a finalist for the prestigious Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. 

Golden Apple representatives announced Monday that English teacher Elizabeth Farrow is among 32 high school educators throughout the state who were named finalists. More than 550 educators were nominated. 

“The historic opportunity to bring the recognition of the Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching to all of the schools and teachers in Illinois is thrilling for us and we are delighted to honor these outstanding 32 finalists,” said Alan Mather, president of Golden Apple.

Golden Apple officials said that all finalists will be honored on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Golden Apple Celebration of Excellence to be held at the Tinley Park Convention Center. Event details and tickets are available at www.goldenapple.org/celebration.

“The selected award recipients will be featured on a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) one-hour TV program,” officials said. “The livestream of the show taping will air on Golden Apple’s Facebook page on May 18, 2019 and the edited PBS broadcast will air on multiple future dates.” 

Michael Romain        

River Forest candidate forums announced 

The River Forest Civic Association will hold several forums for local candidates this year, in partnership with the League of Women Voters. 

A forum for River Forest Public Library and River Forest Village Board candidates is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Roosevelt Middle School, 7560 Oak Ave. 

A forum for Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 Board of Education candidates is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, March 18 at the Oak Park Library, 834 Lake St.in Oak Park.

A forum for River Forest Park District and the River Forest Elementary District 90 school board candidates is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20. 

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