Northside High School history teacher Craig Wall is one step closer to an honor that could land him behind the wheel of a Mercedes Benz for an entire year.
According to a release from the Louisiana Department of Education, Wall has been selected as one of eight finalists statewide for the 2013 Louisiana High School Teacher of the Year. The annual Teacher of the Year awards also include a top teacher in the elementary and middle school categories, both of which have eight finalists vying for the honor.

Once the three top teachers are selected in each category, LDOE selects one overall 2013 Teacher of the Year. The recipient of that prestigious award will advance to the National Teacher of the Year competition and be handed the keys to a brand new car for one year courtesy of Mercedes Benz of Baton Rouge.

Two Lafayette school administrators, Plantation Elementary School Principal Anne Herrmann and Edgar Martin Middle Principal Bobby Badeaux, are in the running for LDOE’s 2013 Principal of The Year, the 15 finalists for which were announced in February.

All regional finalists, as well as category Teacher of the Year winners, will be given cash prizes and other donated gifts for their outstanding efforts in education.

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