NEPHI

Gary Nielson has been named Juab High School's teacher of the year.

Betsy Jordan was recently named teacher of the year at Nephi Elementary School.

Emilie Jones is Mona Elementary's teacher of the year. Jones was also selected as Juab School District Teacher of the Year and will represent the district in that capacity until after the annual fall UEA convention. Traditionally, a teacher of the year has been selected from the district to compete in the state contest. Jones' photo is now in a place of honor in the district office.

Juab Middle School will soon name its teacher of the year.

"It was an honor to be selected," said Nielson. This is his first year at Juab High School, where he teaches medical biology, biology, advanced ecology and advanced-placement biology.

Nielson was chosen by popular vote of both parents and students.

"I like it here in the community and at the school and plan on being here for a long time," he said.