Every year, more and more applications are received for the honor of being placed in the National Teachers Hall of Fame. This year the local committee had to be called in to help narrow the field. They spent about a week with all of the applications and made the hard choices as who to pass on to the semi-finalist. One member of the committee stated that “it was so hard! There were so many good ones!” The 20 semifinalists have been notified of the next step in the process. We would like to thank all of the applicants for their submissions. Please remember that it is more than an honor to be nominated. It means you changed someones life so much that they believe you should be in the Hall of Fame. As for those semifinalists…good luck in the next step.