Hay Springs Teacher To Be Honored
For Immediate Release
May 15, 2012 (Hay Springs, Neb.) - A Hay Springs teacher has been honored for their commitment to teaching.
Alberta Olson of Hay Springs Public School has been awarded the Outstanding Teacher award from Great Plains Communications. The award, which is presented annually to a Nebraska teacher, was presented on May 15th at the school’s academic fair.
A teacher since 1965, she has had the chance to work with students from Kindergarten through the 8th grade. Recently, Hay Springs’ seniors selected her as the teacher who influenced them the most.
Olson graduated with her teaching degree from Chadron State College and has stayed in rural education throughout her career. She currently teaches Kindergarten, which is an age group she loves. Olson is a member of the Nebraska State Education Association, the National Education Association and the Nekota Reading Council.
“I love to be around young children and to see their educational growth. Kids love to learn at this age and think that their teacher is very special,” said Olson in her nomination form.
Great Plains Communications is the largest independent telecommunications company in Nebraska and provides services solely to rural areas. It offers residential services such as digital phone including local and long-distance calling, as well as high-definition cable television. Broadband Internet is available in all Great Plains Communications’ communities through DSL and cable modem facilities or its partnership with ExedeSM Satellite Internet Services. The company also provides business services ranging from traditional voice and data products to the installation and support of large business networks. With 102 years of experience, the company currently serves 90 communities with 200 employees throughout Nebraska.