• Eligibility Requirements

    Any educator or instructor teaching in a pre-school, elementary, middle or high school during the 2016-17 school year for which children of Pioneer Communications customers attend.

    Qualifying teachers must work within a school in one of the following Communities: Big Bow, Coolidge, Deerfield, Holcomb, Horace, Hugoton, Johnson, Kendall, Lakin, Leoti, Manter, Marienthal, Moscow, Richfield, Rolla, Satanta, Scott City, Sharon Springs, Sublette, Syracuse, Tribune and Ulysses.

  • Criteria

    Candidates should be nominated based on one or more of the following criteria. Nomination forms should include details which outline how the teacher demonstrated outstanding leadership in one or more of these areas:

    1. Nominee made a significant contribution to student advancement in one or more academic areas.
    2. Nominee initiated a program which resulted in measurably higher student achievement levels.
    3. Nominee and/or nominee’s program significantly impacted student morale, well-being and/or attitude.
    4. Nominee dedicated extra-curricular time, performing above and beyond standard expectation levels for his or her teaching responsibilities.

  • Nomination Deadline and Submission

    Nomination forms must be submitted through Pioneer Communications’ web site. All fields are required to be filled out for nomination to be accepted. Nomination forms will be accepted beginning on March 29, 2017. Nomination submission will end on April 18th at 2:00 p.m. Forms which do not meet the criteria or eligibility requirements listed above will not be considered. Pioneer Communications reserves the right to determine eligibility. Each nomination form must be completed in full, providing a 250 word or less description of the reason for the nomination.
  • Voting and Winner Selection

    All qualifying nominations will be posted to Pioneer Communications’ web site for purposes of viewing and voting. Should a nominated teacher choose not to release his or her nomination profile or photo for publication, said teacher will automatically become ineligible for the award. Photo’s submissions that are too small, can/may be replaced by a larger image at the discretion of Pioneer Communications. To cast a vote for a nominated teacher, you MUST vote from our Voting page on Pioneer Communications’ web site. Limit one vote per person, per day. Pioneer Communications reserves the right to disqualify votes based on proper submission. Votes will NOT be updated automatically, instead they will be updated each business day by noon. Voting begins on April 19, 2017 approximately at 8:00 a.m.  Qualifying votes must be submitted through Pioneer Communications’ web site no later than 4:00 p.m., April 28, 2017.  Additional restrictions may apply. Winners will be announced online on or before May 1, 2017. In the event of a tie Pioneer Communications will settle the tie breaker by determining which nomination sticks closest to the criteria listed above. To vote for your favorite teacher, click here.