Golden Apple Award 2016: Frank Hacker

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CLAY COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – Day four and the News 10 crew was in Clay County presenting the Golden Apple award to Frank Hacker at North Clay Middle School.

This is Mr. Hacker’s 28th year teaching and currently teaches 8th grade science.

“I think when I was young probably middle school age, I admired my teachers so much I just… the ones that really influenced me they just made the class fun,” he explained. “Even at that age I just loved working with kids and as I got into high school and so forth, it’s just one of those things where you kind of felt like that was your purpose.”

“We all got into education because we want to make a difference, and impact in young people’s lives,” Principal Robert Boltinghouse told News 10. “His passion and his caring for the kids, it comes through just on a daily basis.”

“It’s our job as teachers to recognize kids that need a little extra help at least that’s the best way to say it. And sometimes with all the things going on that’s the challenge. It is a challenge but….you know to me I feel like its part of that purpose I need to fulfill because they have so much potential.”

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