Well-known television personality, James Ware, interviews this month’s Golden Apple Educator Award winner as MCT Credit Union’s Sandra Devall presents Brooke Deets with the gifts associated with this award. Those in the photograph include, from left, James Ware, Brooke Deets, Ethan Ellis, Ethan’s mom Jennifer Dupree, Sandra Duvall and Deets’ son Caden.

Brooke Deets, Mauriceville Middle School math and algebra teacher, was presented the Golden Apple Educator Award by Fox News and MCT Credit Union, Tuesday, July 19. Since nominations must come from persons at least 18 years old, one of Ms. Deets’ seventh grade students, Ethan Ellis, enlisted his mom Jennifer to nominate the teacher for him.

During the presentation, Fox reporter James Ware asked Ethan what was so special about his math teacher. Besides being the robotics coach, which he really enjoys, Ethan said that Ms. Deets is so enthusiastic and excited about what  she’s teaching that she makes it fun for the students and he’s looking forward to his eighth grade year, which will include one of the advanced algebra classes taught by Deets.

Besides receiving a crystal apple, MCT’s Sandra Duvall presented Deets with a $500 check and gift tote. The segment aired on the local Fox station on Thursday and after airing on KFDM Friday, will be posted to the stations’ websites.