Stuart Johnson, Deseret Morning News

Susan Schumacher, left, a teacher at Pleasant Grove High School, gives a thumbs up as she and school principal Jess Christen, right, are presented with a $10,000 check made out to the school, part of an award to Schumacher for being named the 12th annual Wal-Mart and Sam's Club state Teacher of the Year. Besides the check to the school, the award sponsors gave Schumacher some personal gifts, including a leather tote and crystal trophy, to recognize her excellence in teaching.