Teach Fresh, Learn Green Winners

Teacher's Name: Lindsey Edwards
Teacher's School: Shannon Johnson Elementary

"Lindsey Edwards is ALL about recycling! She has setup recycling containers and centers at her school and includes lessons on recycling for everyday life. She is a science teacher and has shown how long it takes for some items to decompose and how others will not, and how important it is to our Mother Earth to Recycle, Reuse and to Reduce our waste, conserve our natural resources and protect our environment! She has contacted the city and county to try and setup a recycling program County wide."


Teacher's Name: Christy Johnson 
Teacher's School: Glenn Marshall Elementary

"Ms. Johnson encourages our whole school to recycle. The 5 th graders have a recycling team that collects the recyclables. Ms. Johnson has shared water bottles with my daughter for making bird feeders out of recycled water bottles. Ms. Johnson has also worked on a Wetlands project at school."


Teacher's Name: Maria Werzler
Teacher's School: Southern Middle School

"My name is Sara Talbott and I volunteer in Maria Wertzler's room. She is a teacher at Southern middle school and she teaches Family and Consumer Sciences education (Home Ec). I saw this and knew I needed to nominate her because she does such a great job of teaching and educating her students on ways to be responsible consumers. She teaches them methods to dispose of items, the importance of recycling and also "upcycling". She shows them creative ways to reuse items or creat them into different items. SHe did this cool project where she had them create scarves out of old tshirts and they were so cute. I think Ms. wertzler truely does a great job in teaching the kids how to be "ecofriendly" and practices these methods herself. She recycles items that she can get her hands on. I truely think she is an amazing "go green" teacher. Please consider her for this fun contest and thank you for thinking of teachers."

Teacher's Name: Holly Linville
Teacher's School: Deming school, Robertson County

"Mrs. Holly Linville has inspired the 4th,5th and 6th graders at Deming elementary to go green by teaching the kids that everything can be recycled. She has inspired my daughter to save plastic lids to donate to Shriners hospital, flip flops, potato chip bags, juice bags, etc. Once donated, the kids get to choose a charity to donate money to. My entire family had been inspired to recycle because of holly. She is a great inspiration and role model for young people to recycle so that we can preserve for our future."

Teacher's Name: Andrea Baker
Teacher's School: Edith J. Hayes
"This teacher has been wonderful with my son. He dreaded going to school this year until he met his teacher. Now he loves going to school, and his grades are reflecting it. She is very motivational and deserves recognition."

"Mrs. Baker taught us about recycling, reusing, and reducing. She brought it to our attention that the environment must taken care otherwise we will run out of resources. She taught us many ways to conserve energy and resources."


Teacher's Name: Gayla Thompson
Teacher's School: Georgetown Middle School

"Dear Lex 18/Subway,
Have you ever thought about going green? In today's world, people talk about going green, but what does that really mean? You can do all sorts of little tasks that make overall differences. When I was in the sixth grade, I had an outstanding science teacher, Dr. Thompson. We did many activities to help us learn more about going green. Some things that we learned about were how to be environmentally green, how to become green leaders, and how to live green. All of these concepts are essential to being a green person."



1. The LEX 18/Subway ® Restaurants "Teach Fresh, Learn Green" Teacher of the Month Campaign ("the Contest") is a contest sponsored by WLEX-TV ("LEX 18") and Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust Ltd. Market #89, Lexington, KY (hereinafter "Sponsors") and subject to these Official Contest Rules.
2. No purchase is necessary. Subway ® Restaurants will honor local teachers through the "Teach Fresh, Learn Green" Teacher of the Month Campaign. To enter the Contest, students/teachers/parents will submit stories on LEX18.COM about how a teacher went above and beyond to educate students about environmental preservation and "Green" living. Subway ® Restaurants will choose a winning teacher each month from the stories submitted (September 2012, October 2012, November 2012, January 2013, February 2013 and March 2013). The winner will be chosen based on cited past performance examples of educating students on "Green" living in the classroom. Parents, students or fellow educators will be able to enter a teacher on lex18.com. The winning teacher will be recognized on LEX18.COM and in the television commercials if the winner is in agreement to this. Agreement is not required to win the prize.
3. There will be six (6) winners selected from the stories submitted, one (1) winner each month (September 2012, October 2012, November 2012, January 2013, February 2013, March 2013). One winner will be selected on each of the following days: 10/05/12, 11/09/12, 12/07/12, 2/08/13, 3/08/13 and 4/05/13. Each winner will receive an iPad. One winner each month will be contacted by WLEX 10/08/12, 11/12/12, 12/10/12, 2/11/13, 3/11/13, 4/08/13 via phone and/or e-mail. The nominated teacher's phone # and/or email address must be provided on the entry form in order to be eligible to win. After LEX 18 contacts the winning teacher regarding the prize, the winning teacher is responsible for prize pickup at WLEX. The estimated value of each prize is $399.


1. The winning teacher must be at least twenty-one (21) years old, have a valid driver's license and must be a resident of the United States to participate. The winning teacher must have proof of citizenship (passport or state issued birth certificate along with a photo ID).

2. Illegible or incomplete entry forms will be discarded.

3. The Winner Teachers will be notified by e-mail and by phone LEX 18. The prize cannot be transferred or exchanged. Winners may call LEX 18 to claim the prize if they learn their name has been drawn as set out in paragraph 3 above. Sponsors shall not have any responsibility for failure to claim any prize based on mechanical or printing errors, or allegations of telephone difficulties.

4. As a condition to being eligible to enter the Contest, or to receive any prize, all Winning teachers are by their entries submitted, subject to the terms of these Official Contest Rules as well as the statements contained in the entry form itself. As a condition to being awarded the grand prize, the winners must execute a written release of LEX 18 and Sponsors from any and all liability arising out of participation in the Contest and receipt and use of the prizes. (See "Agreements & Releases" below.)

5. All federal, state and local taxes, if any, levied on the receipt of the prizes shall be the sole responsibility of the winners. The prizes are not transferable to third parties nor can they be resold, exchanged, or redeemable for cash.

6. All decisions of Sponsors are final.

7. Determination of the eligibility and acceptability of all entries, Contestants and winner(s) are in the sole discretion of the Sponsors and are final.

8.Winners must show proof of identification, including Driver's License, and sign an affidavit of eligibility and release.

9. Winning Teachers are subject to and will follow, adhere to and obey the instructions and rules contained in these Official Contest Rules, and such other rules and regulations as may be established from time to time by the Sponsors. Sponsors reserve the right to change the rules and/or discontinue this contest at any time without prior notice.

10.No Winning Teacher and no member of the Winning Teacher's immediate family (spouse, ex-spouse, parents, siblings, children) or household members (whether related or not) shall be employees, officers, directors, representatives or agents of LEX 18, Sponsors, Franchise World Headquarters LLC, Doctors Associates Inc., Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust Ltd., Subway ® Restaurants or of any other contractor or sponsor associated with this contest.

11.All Winning Teachers shall abide by, follow and adhere to the decency rules established by the FCC and by the Sponsors and shall not have been convicted of a felony of any kind.

12.Winning Teachers are not, nor shall he or she for any purposes be considered, an employee of LEX 18 or Sponsors, nor have any such opportunities been offered or promised to the Contestant, and participation in the Contest shall not be construed in any manner to constitute any offer of any such opportunities. The Contestants are not eligible for any benefits of any kind from LEX 18 or Sponsors of any nature whatsoever by virtue of his or her participation in the Contest.