Dispatch: Our Lady of Victory’s Mr. Corrigan wins Golden Apple


Our Lady of Victory’s Mr. Corrigan celebrated for his Golden Apple win. Image courtesy: Our Lady of Victory

by Lina B., OLV 5th grader

Every year, ninety-two schools select ten teachers in the Archdiocese of Washington, DC to be nominated for the Golden Apple award. This year, Our Lady of Victory’s lovely, creative, awesome 5th grade teacher, Mr. Corrigan, won it. Teachers receive this brilliant Golden Apple by first getting nominated. Then if they are selected, they will be put on the list for the Golden Apple winners.

On the day the award was presented to Mr. C., I was told to bring the poster that 5th grade had made to the church for morning assembly. Mrs. Martinez, our principal, said that everyone in the school would start cheering as soon as Mr. Corrigan came in.

As soon as he came in, there was a roar of cheering. He was very much surprised. Mr. Corrigan then sat on a chair and students from every grade brought up a poster that they had made for Mr. C. Then we went back in the classroom to celebrate. There were streamers hanging from the door and windows. There were also balloons and golden balls hanging from the ceiling everywhere. There were even two baskets of green apples.

I think Mr. Corrigan deserved the award because he brightens our school days, and he makes learning a fun and exciting experience. I’m happy to wake up and go to Mr. Corrigan’s class every day.