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Champions for Learning Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers, 2013

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Golden Apple Teacher Judy Ramirez, of Eden Park Elementary, poses with her student Eric Martinez with her Golden Apple award during the 23rd annual Champions for Learning Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers dinner at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club on Friday, May 10, 2013 in Naples, Fla. The Golden Apple Teachers, Golden Teachers of Distinction and Collier County Public Schools' Teachers of the Year are honored at the celebration.

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Dania Maxwell/Staff Golden Apple Teacher Judy Ramirez, of Eden Park Elementary, poses with her student Eric Martinez with her Golden Apple award during the 23rd annual Champions for Learning Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers dinner at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club on Friday, May 10, 2013 in Naples, Fla. The Golden Apple Teachers, Golden Teachers of Distinction and Collier County Public Schools' Teachers of the Year are honored at the celebration.

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 Seaver Argabright of Naples Park Elementary waits to give his teacher, Kathleen Weitzel, her Golden Apple Award during the 23rd annual Champions for Learning Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers dinner at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club on Friday, May 10, 2013 in Naples, Fla. The Golden Apple Teachers, Golden Teachers of Distinction and Collier County Public Schools' Teachers of the Year are honored at the celebration.
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 Golden Apple Teacher Sarah B. Nick, of Golden Gate Elementary, gives the audience an acceptance speech during the 23rd annual Champions for Learning Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers dinner at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club on Friday, May 10, 2013 in Naples, Fla. The Golden Apple Teachers, Golden Teachers of Distinction and Collier County Public Schools' Teachers of the Year are honored at the celebration.
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Ysabel Jimenez hugs her daughter Judy Ramirez during the 23rd annual Champions for Learning Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers dinner at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club on Friday, May 10, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Ramirez is a Golden Apple Teacher at Eden Park Elementary. 'I'm so proud of her,' Jimenez said.
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Jorge Montes, left, and William Parker, right, of the Pine Ridge Middle School play music for guests during the 23rd annual Champions for Learning Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers dinner at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club on Friday, May 10, 2013 in Naples, Fla. The Golden Apple Teachers, Golden Teachers of Distinction and Collier County Public Schools' Teachers of the Year are honored at the celebration.
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Guests watch on as a video introduces the Golden Apple Teachers, Golden Teachers of Distinction and Collier County Public Schools' Teachers of the Year during the 23rd annual Champions for Learning Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers dinner at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club on Friday, May 10, 2013 in Naples, Fla.
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Greg Wendel get's a drink during the 23rd annual Champions for Learning Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers dinner at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club on Friday, May 10, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Wendel is escorting a teacher at the event tonight. The Golden Apple Teachers, Golden Teachers of Distinction and Collier County Public Schools' Teachers of the Year are honored at the celebration.
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Mary Crowley CCPS Teacher of the Year serves herself appetizers during the 23rd annual Champions for Learning Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers dinner at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club on Friday, May 10, 2013 in Naples, Fla. The Golden Apple Teachers, Golden Teachers of Distinction and Collier County Public Schools' Teachers of the Year are honored at the celebration.
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Golden Apple Teacher Khris Betten-Jutasi, of Lorenzo Walker Technical High, gives the audience an acceptance speech during the 23rd annual Champions for Learning Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers dinner at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club on Friday, May 10, 2013 in Naples, Fla. The Golden Apple Teachers, Golden Teachers of Distinction and Collier County Public Schools' Teachers of the Year are honored at the celebration.
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The Golden Apple awards are pictured during the 23rd annual Champions for Learning Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers dinner at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club on Friday, May 10, 2013 in Naples, Fla. The Golden Apple Teachers, Golden Teachers of Distinction and Collier County Public Schools' Teachers of the Year are honored at the celebration.
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Board member at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club Dick Munro, left, speaks with Eileen Schoenknecht, right, during the 23rd annual Champions for Learning Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers dinner at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club on Friday, May 10, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Schoenknecht is a nursing teacher with Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology and 2012 Golden Apple recipient.
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Golden Apple Teacher Judy Ramirez, of Eden Park Elementary, poses with her student Eric Martinez with her Golden Apple award during the 23rd annual Champions for Learning Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers dinner at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club on Friday, May 10, 2013 in Naples, Fla. The Golden Apple Teachers, Golden Teachers of Distinction and Collier County Public Schools' Teachers of the Year are honored at the celebration.
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Golden Apple Teacher Andrew Klatzkow, of Corkscrew Elementary, gives the audience an acceptance speech during the 23rd annual Champions for Learning Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers dinner at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club on Friday, May 10, 2013 in Naples, Fla. The Golden Apple Teachers, Golden Teachers of Distinction and Collier County Public Schools' Teachers of the Year are honored at the celebration.
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Golden Apple Teacher Kathleen Weitzel, of Naples Park Elementary, gives the audience an acceptance speech during the 23rd annual Champions for Learning Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers dinner at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club on Friday, May 10, 2013 in Naples, Fla. The Golden Apple Teachers, Golden Teachers of Distinction and Collier County Public Schools' Teachers of the Year are honored at the celebration.
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Seaver Argabright of Naples Park Elementary introduces his teacher, Kathleen Weitzel, during the 23rd annual Champions for Learning Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers dinner at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club on Friday, May 10, 2013 in Naples, Fla. The Golden Apple Teachers, Golden Teachers of Distinction and Collier County Public Schools' Teachers of the Year are honored at the celebration.
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Golden Apple Teacher Sarah B. Nick, of Golden Gate Elementary, hugs a student during the 23rd annual Champions for Learning Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers dinner at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club on Friday, May 10, 2013 in Naples, Fla. The Golden Apple Teachers, Golden Teachers of Distinction and Collier County Public Schools' Teachers of the Year are honored at the celebration.
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Students from Pine Ridge Middle School play music for guests during the 23rd annual Champions for Learning Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers dinner at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club on Friday, May 10, 2013 in Naples, Fla. The Golden Apple Teachers, Golden Teachers of Distinction and Collier County Public Schools' Teachers of the Year are honored at the celebration.
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Golden Apple TeacherCatherine Hunt, of Lely High School, gives the audience an acceptance speech during the 23rd annual Champions for Learning Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers dinner at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club on Friday, May 10, 2013 in Naples, Fla. The Golden Apple Teachers, Golden Teachers of Distinction and Collier County Public Schools' Teachers of the Year are honored at the celebration.

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