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Gray kindergarten teacher Stephanie O'Mealy receives Golden Apple Award


Gray Elementary School teacher Stephanie O'Mealy was awarded the Golden Apple from FOX 5 for her efforts as an outstanding kindergarten teacher.

"I was shocked," she said. "It's so great to be recognized for the work that I do for my students."

O'Mealy has taught kindergarten at Gray Elementary School for three years and was surprised on Tuesday, Aug. 28, when she returned to school briefly on her maternity leave after giving birth to her son Landry. During the award presentation, she was read the words her nominator Caitlin Robertson wrote in submitting O'Mealy for the monthly award by FOX 5. 

"Mrs. O'Mealy is the most genuine teacher with a great can-do attitude that is very contagious with the children, faculty and parents," wrote Robertson in her nomination. "She worked very hard last year, volunteered to help with extra after hours events for the children and help fundraise for the schools, even when eight months pregnant!"

O'Mealy received $250 furnished by BluCurrent Credit Union and will be profiled on Fox 5. She was presented the award by members of the FOX 5 news team and a representative from BluCurrent. 

Her son, Landry, was also there for the presentation.