KVOE-National Teachers Hall of Fame radio auction total now almost $25,000 and counting Featured

KVOE-National Teachers Hall of Fame radio auction total now almost $25,000 and counting KVOE News file photo

Because of several different factors, the KVOE-National Teachers Hall of Fame radio auction last month generated more money for the Hall than any prior auction.


On KVOE's Talk of Emporia this week, Director Carol Strickland said the originally-announced total of over $14,000 was bolstered by people giving more than they originally bid when they picked up their items. Additional cash donations also came in, pushing the total to $19,900 -- and 2019 Friend of Education Ted Dintersmith's dollar-for-dollar match for anything above $15,000 moves the final projected total to over $24,800.

Proceeds are used to bring the inductees to Washington, DC, and Emporia for the annual ceremonies. Strickland says the Hall of Fame does its best to give the inductees a whirlwind experience at both locations, and this amount helps that effort.

Over the past few years, some auction funds have also been set aside to provide lodging for family members of teachers and staffers added to the National Memorial to Fallen Educators.

Speaking of inductions, Strickland says nominations are now being accepted through Jan. 8. Nominees must have at least 20 years of classroom experience to be eligible. For more information, call the Hall of Fame at 341-5660 or go online to www.nthf.org

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