This is National Catholic Schools Week and we are honoring an exceptional teacher at St. Mary's in Canandaigua. A little girl and her mom asked us to give Meghan Kenny a News 8 Golden Apple Award.
Our News 8 Golden Apple Award winner was a carpenter by trade, until he found his true calling as a teacher. Watch as we surprise Pete Sharpe at The Monroe 2/Orleans BOCES, WEMOCO Center for Technical Education.
Holly Connelly has no idea what was about to happen to her when she was asked to bring her class to a school assembly at Rochester School No. 28. Here's where you can see us sneak in and surprise her with a News 8 Golden Apple Award.
Watch a year's worth of Golden Apple surprises with New 8's Kevin Doran!
News 8's Kevin Doran highlights some of this year's Golden Apple Award recipients.
Paul Birkby got a big surprise in the Penfield High School Library. While the Superintendent and Principal distracted him, we walked up behind the librarian and gave him with a News 8 Golden apple Award. This is our unedited surprise!
Libraries are normally pretty quiet places. But a celebration broke out in the Penfield High School Library when we surprised Librarian Paul Birkby with a News 8 Golden Apple Award!
Joe Munno has been sticking up for Rochester kids for decades. First in the city school district, now as President and Founder of University Prep Charter School for Young Men. Mr. Munno is getting a well deserved News 8 Golden Apple Award!
Watch as the first Senior class of University Prep Charter School surprise him in their new gymnasium with a News 8 Golden Apple Award.
We honor a Special Education teacher who has dedicated more than three decades to children with special needs. Deidra Miller, from the Creekside School at Monroe #1 BOCES, is getting a News 8 Golden Apple Award.
Jane Morale is a Music teacher at Spry Middle School in Webster. We surprised her while she was giving string lessons to students. Jane was nominated by 12 year old Sarah Sacchitella. This is where you can watch our entire surprise, beginning to end!
We are surprising an Orchestra teacher with a News 8 Golden Apple Award. Jane Morale teaches at Spry Middle School in Webster. Jane is very good at making kids feel happy.
We visit the Churchville-Chili School District for a Golden Apple surprise. Beth Regoni is a longtime teacher at Chestnut Ridge Elementary School. A little girl asked us to say thank you.
Joshua Cornue teaches at Rochester School No. 8. His Golden Apple Award nomination was very unique because it came from his fiancé Lindsay Gotham. Lindsay says Josh has inspired her to finish her Masters in Education and become a teacher too. Josh's classroom was very crowded when we showed up to surprise him. Here's where you can see the unedited version of our surprise!
Most of us have no idea how hard teachers work. Our Golden Apple Award winner is widely recognized as giving his all for his kids. We surprise Josh Cornue at Rochester School No. 8.
Sometimes the most important lessons students learn have nothing to do with classroom content. At Palmyra Macedon High School Jessica Wahl teaches history and life lessons. That's why she's getting a News 8 Golden Apple Award.
Lisa Pallifrone teaches 6th grade at Victor Intermediate School. Student Austin Clifton nominated his favorite teacher for a Golden Apple Award because she's generous with her time and treats kids like people, not just students. Watch our entire surprise, beginning to end, as we sneak into Mrs. Pallifrone's classroom.
This News 8 Golden Apple Award winner asks her kids to give 110 percent everyday at school, and they happily do it because 6th Grade Teacher Lisa Pallifrone does the same for them! Here's our story from Victor Intermediate School.
Mykel Sapienza teaches music at East Rochester Junior/Senior High. She was nominated for Golden Apple award by student Caroline Hewitt.
This is where you can watch our entire surprise of Michael Sapienza at East Rochester Junior/Senior High from beginning to end! She was nominated for Golden Apple award by eighth grader Caroline Hewitt.