Uproarious cheering and applause broke out from Athens High School students and faculty Tuesday morning after an AHS teacher was selected as WTAP’s Golden Apple teacher of the month award for March.
Long-time AHS teacher Wayne Hanzel, who instructs wood shop, small motors classes and is branching into STEM-style education, represents the first teacher from Athens City School District to win the award.
Chad Springer, principal at AHS, who nominated Hanzel for the award, said Hanzel was a quintessential part of the Athens High School faculty.
“He has really revolutionized what we are doing when it comes to engineering, mathematics, and really reached out to kids,” Springer said. “I mean, we need to clone him.”
The award is presented each month by WTAP and Jan Dils law offices in Parkersburg to an outstanding educator in the Parkersburg area, Julia…