As the nation celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week, Georgia-Pacific employees are tipping their hard hats and thanking area educators for sharing their time and talents to strengthen the minds and lives of their students.  To show their appreciation, Georgia-Pacific presented all teachers and staff at Corrigan-Camden High School with a canvas tote bag filled with Georgia-Pacific tissue and towel products.

“Teachers are changing the world one student at a time,” said Yana Ogletree, Georgia-Pacific Public & Government Affairs Manager.  “After all behind most successful people, there is a great teacher. Today we celebrate our teachers and thank them for their patience, determination, enthusiasm, and leadership.”

Teacher Appreciation Day dates back to the early 1950s when First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt approached Congress about creating a special day of recognition for educators.  However, the first National Teacher Appreciation Day was held in 1984.  Today we officially recognize educators with a week-long observance each May.

Throughout this week, several businesses in East Texas are paying tribute to area teachers with gifts or discounted items and meals. 

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Contributed Photo/Georgia Pacific

Georgia-Pacific celebrates local educators during National Teacher Appreciation Week.  This week Georgia-Pacific employees presented the teachers and staff at Corrigan-Camden High School with canvas tote bags full of Georgia-Pacific tissue and towel products.

Pictured from (l to r) are Yana Ogletree, Georgia-Pacific; Aimee Sifuentes, CCISD; Jennifer Wallace, CCISD; Ron Byrd, CCISD; Cathey Page, Georgia-Pacific; Jeannie Handley, Georgia-Pacific; Sage Gardner, CCISD; and John Sutton, Georgia-Pacific.

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