Eight Utah teachers have received awards from the D.C. Heath Co. for their efforts to create a literate environment for students.

The awards were presented Friday during a reception at the Red Lion Inn. The event precedes the Utah Reading Association's annual conference.Teachers being honored are Cynde Austin and Pam McKinney, both Manila Elementary School, Alpine District; Christie Canfield, Knowlton Elementary, Carolyn Dandoy, Syracuse Elementary and Trudy Henderson, Holbrook Elementary, all Davis District; Naomi McKean, North Park Elementary and James Young, Cedar Ridge Middle, both Cache District; and June Scofield, Edgemont Elementary, Provo District.

D.C. Heath is a Lexington, Mass. educational publisher.