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North Elementary honors 'Teacher of the Year' Roach with surprise assembly


Anthony Ruiz / The Sun-Telegraph

North Elementary teacher Judi Roach was surprised by the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation Friday afternoon as a school assembly was held to celebrate her being one of two teachers selected as the 2016 Teacher of the Year. North Elementary Assistant Principal Gene Russel reads off the accomplishments of teacher Judi Roach as she struggle to hold back tears during Friday's assembly.

Last month, North Elementary School teacher Judi Roach was named the 2016 Teacher of the Year by the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, one of two teachers in the state to receive the honor.

Last Friday, she expected to receive the honor through a Skype call in the early afternoon with Courtney Schaardt, manager of outreach education with the foundation. Unfortunately for her, the school had scheduled an assembly in the gym at that same time.

To her surprise, however, Schaardt, along with representatives of the Cheyenne County Farm Bureau and all the school's students and facu...

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