UW-Green Bay alumni honored at the 2023 Golden Apple Awards
Rising to the top of their field, three UW-Green Bay alumni were recognized at the 29th annual Golden Apple Awards last week. Rylee Schmitt, Hope Smeester and Michael Smits were honored along with seven other local educators.
The Greater Green Bay Chamber’s Golden Apple Awards program annually recognizes high-quality educators in Greater Green Bay in areas of professionalism, leadership, and innovation. The award program works to improve awareness and the importance of quality education within the community. Quality education is instrumental in the success of Greater Green Bay and this recognition has created an avenue that celebrates those within the educational field who contribute exceptional work towards educational attainment.
- Rylee Schmitt ’17 AAS in Elementary Education and Hope Smeester ’18 majored in Elementary Education are teachers with the Kennedy Elementary Special Education team Watch: Fox 11 highlights Schmitt, Smeester and Labor as Golden Apple winners.
- Michael Smits ’99 majored in Biology, minored in Human Biology and Secondary Education, teaches science at Parkview Middle School in Ashwaubenon. Watch: Fox 11 highlight reel for nominee, Michael Smits