By Janyce-Monique Miller
EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association is excited to partner with the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation presenting ‘Extra Yard for Teachers Week’, Sept. 15-22.
The CFP Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to using the platform of college football to spread positive messages and promote a culture of giving. ‘Extra Yard for Teachers Week’ is a CFP event that helps recognize, support, and celebrate all the amazing educators in our nation. This is the Sun Bowl Association’s first year partnering with the CFP Foundation.
“We believe we have some amazing and most caring teachers here in El Paso,” said Executive Director Bernie Olivas. “We wanted to make sure we took this opportunity to say, ‘thank you’ to all our teachers and honor a couple of individuals who deserve recognition.”
The Sun Bowl Association is honoring two teachers from the El Paso area who are recipients of the 2019 Teacher of the Year awards. Anna Peden, of the Clint Independence School District, and Eduardo Hinojos, of Socorro Independence School District, will be recognized on Dec. 31, 2018 during the 85th Annual Hyundai Sun Bowl Game.
Ms. Peden has been an educator for 29 years and currently teaches fifth grade at Desert Hills Elementary school in the Clint ISD. Mr. Hinojos has been a teacher for ten years, teaching Government and Political Science at Americas High School in the Socorro ISD. Both Mr. Hinojos and Ms. Peden were selected out of 21 nominated teachers and received their awards at a ceremony that took place on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the El Paso Convention Center.
‘Extra Yard for Teachers Week’ is set for September 15-22, while Peden and Hinojos were presented with a certificate, t-shirt, gift card, and two tickets to the Hyundai Sun Bowl football game to honor and thank them for all that they do as educators. The Hyundai Sun Bowl will also recognize all teachers in attendance at the game.
For more information on ‘Extra Yard for Teachers Week’ go to https://www.cfp-foundation.org/extra-yard-for-teachers/.