Do you know a teacher who lights up the classroom?
Help us recognize outstanding teachers.
The Larks and Lignite Energy Council are searching for stand-out teachers in the community who are making a difference one student at a time.
This season, the Larks and Lignite Energy Council will honor two outstanding teachers from Bismarck and Mandan as the Lignite Energy Council Teachers of the Year. The winning teachers will be selected based on their dedication, commitment, and impact on today’s youth.
The Larks and Lignite Energy Council will announce the winning teachers in April during an assembly at their school.
The Mandan Teacher of the Year will also be recognized during the Mandan Education Association Day at the ballpark on Wednesday, May 30.
The Bismarck Teacher of the Year will be recognized during the Bismarck Education Association Day at the ballpark on Thursday, May 31.
The Lignite Energy Council Teachers of the Year will receive:
- 4 Larks tailgate tickets ($120 value with food and drink included)
- On-field recognition
- Opportunity to throw out the first pitch
- A Larks jersey
- $100 gift card for school supplies
Every teacher that attends the Education Days at the ballpark will receive a custom Larks teacher tote filled with school supplies for their classroom.
How do I nominate a teacher?
Tell us what makes your teacher the BEST.
Students, K-12 must submit a one page (double-spaced) 250 word essay describing a teacher who has made a positive impact on their life and deserves to be recognized as the Lignite Energy Council Teacher of the Year.
The essay must include the student’s home address and phone number at the top of the page. The Larks staff will notify the student if their nominated teacher is selected.
Students can submit their essay online using the application below or by downloading the application here.
Applications must be submitted to:
Teacher of the Year
121 East Rosser Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501
Application deadline is April 6th.