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Symetra Heroes in the Classroom Program Returns

9 teachers from the Shoreline School District were among the 24 honored by Symetra and the Seattle Seahawks in the Puget Sound region in 2011.

Nominations for the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom program, which honors area teachers for their leadership and instruction in the classroom, are now open for the 2012-13 school year.

Twenty-four teachers from throughout King County will be selected. Winners receive $1,000 for classroom supplies, two tickets to a Seahawks home game, a VIP sideline experience at Centurylink Field, and will be recognized at their school, and on the field during a Seahawks game.

Heroes are selected based on three main criterion: making a real difference in students' lives, going above and beyond in their day to day responsibilities, and helping students build life skills.

Teachers can be nominated by current or former students, parents of current or former students, coworkers, principals, or school district staff.

The Heroes in the Classroom program launched in 2006, and has honored 20 teachers from the Shoreline School District over the past two years. Last year, Meridian Park Elementary received a $10,000 "MVP Award" grant from the program to establish a Creation Station & Learning Center to promote the hands on exploration of math and science concepts, while Kellogg Middle School received $2,500 for its efforts to close the achievement gap through student and family engagement. Lake Forest Park Elementary was also paid a visit from Seahawks tight end Cameron Morrah.

For more information, or to nominate a teacher, visit the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom website at http://www.symetraheroes.com/team/seattle-seahawks

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