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Ankeny Teacher Receives Golden Apple Award

Southeast teacher Joy DeJong receives the Golden Apple Award from WHO-TV and IMT Insurance.  She was nominated for her excellence and commitment to teachiing.  DeJong teaches fifth grade and is also credited with starting a summer book mobile.  Her passion is reading!


The Golden Apple Award is a special recognition given to one special teacher each month during the school year.


Throughout the school year, students write letters and emails to WHO explaining why their favorite teacher is so special. Thousands of letters are received each year and each one is read and judged by WHO.


DeJong's Golden Apple presentation will air Friday, November 17 on WHO-TV newscasts.