EGHS' Brocato Named Barnes & Noble "Favorite Teacher of the Year"
East Greenwich High School student Andrew Miner nominated English teacher Marc Brocato.
So it's not a big surprise — but it's worth recognition — that Brocato has been named the local winner of the Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher contest.
The retailer announced Brocato's win in March and he was recognized at a special event on Tuesday at the Warwick store where he got an award and a dose of praise from the community.
Brocato was picked from a pool of 69 entries at the Warwick Barnes & Noble on Bald Hill Road.
East Greenwich High School student Andrew Miner nominated Brocato.
Students were invited to nominate their favorite teacher by writing essays, poems, or thank-you letters that explain how their teacher has influenced their life and reveal why they appreciate and admire him or her. Entries were judged by a panel based on the compelling nature of the teacher’s qualities, the sincerity of the student’s appreciation, and the quality of expression and writing. The My Favorite Teacher contest was originally developed by Barnes & Noble in Rhode Island and grew to become a national Barnes & Noble program.
Brocato will now be entered into the regional competition where five winners will be chosen. Each regional winner will receive a $500 Barnes & Noble Gift Card. From the pool of five regional winners, Barnes & Noble will name one teacher as the Barnes & Noble National Teacher of the Year. The winning teacher will receive $5,000 and the title of Teacher of the Year. The winner will be recognized at a special community celebration at a local Barnes & Noble store. The winning teacher’s school will receive $5,000 as well.
Check out the attached video of Miner and Brocato appearing on The Rhode Show.