Each school year brings new challenges for students and teachers are heroes to our community.  This week Townsquare Media and Gone Bananas would like to give Alicia Garcia at Victoria East High School the Golden Apple Award! Clarrisa Garcia  submitted  Alicia’s name.  Here is what she had to say… 

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Mrs. Garcia deserves this because she has put up with everything . At the beginning of sophomore year I had to retake my English 1 STARR. I kept asking her why if I'm just going to fail? She would always tell me "Clarrisa, we will get through this together, I will teach you anything you need to know " sure enough she did. I never really had a teacher push me so hard in high school. Especially because she expects us to be better. A few months back I was missing school, and had missed assignments. Of course, I didn't want to do it but she would remind me, “Clarrisa your failing”. I didn't care much until I saw it was a 26. From her pushing me I brought it up to a 96, all because of her.  From the beginning of the year I didn't think I would like Mrs. Garcia, but we are as close as could be. I see her as my mom at school. Mrs. Garcia is the best English teacher I could ever ask for.  I nominate her for being the best, hard, caring teacher.

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