UNLV Rebels partner for teacher recognition program

UNLV Men’s Basketball Program is now in partnership with the MGM Resorts International, 8 News NOW, and the Clark County School District School-Community Partnership program to sponsor “Teacher of the Game.”

This program recognizes educators for their hard work. Instructors may be awarded for their efforts and teaching abilities based on nominations made by students.  One teacher will be recognized at each of the 18 UNLV Rebel home basketball games.

“I think a teacher should be willing to go out of their way to help students, correct anything that looks wrong, and give life tips on reality to be nominated,” says Anthea G., sophomore.

Selected teachers will collect dinner and show tickets for two, at any MGM Resorts International property of their choosing, as well as a one-night hotel stay. Finally, the winning teacher will be videotaped at their school, for a segment on 8 News NOW.

“It would be pretty awesome to win. I would be flattered to even be nominated,” explains chemistry teacher Timothy VanKirk.

For more information or to nominate your favorite teacher, go to http://ccsd.net/game or visit swcta.net.