By Leah Ellis
Wednesday March 4, 2015, Gunner Mike Epperson was surprised with the Crystal Apple Award presented by Senior Vice President at River Valley Financial Bank Robert Kleehamer and Business Development Director at WAY-FM. This award is given to teachers who represent honor, commitment, and hard work in everything they do.
Epperson was not aware of his nomination and was shocked to be awarded with it.
“Receiving this award means we [NJROTC program] are going in the right direction. It means a lot to know students care about what they do at school,” said Epperson.
Epperson said that receiving this award will not change the way he manages the program.
“My motivation is the kids; this award is not for me, it’s for them,” said Epperson.