The Crystal Apple Teacher Recognition Awards, which honors the best teachers in Finney County schools, announced its six finalists ahead of next month's awards banquet, where three educators will be named the 2018 Crystal Apple Teachers of Finney County.

The finalists, all from Garden City USD 457, include: A'Lana Bates Aronson, Horace J. Good Middle School; Sarah Drubinskiy, Charles O. Stones Intermediate Center; Violet Dubois, Horace J. Good Middle School/Kenneth Henderson Middle School; Sarah Harris, Victor Ornelas Elementary School; Barbara Hilt, Garden City High School; and Denna Welch-Haney, Abe Hubert Elementary School.

The Crystal Apple awards banquet will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Ave. The top three finalists will receive an engraved crystal apple, $1,000 and an iPad and the other three finalists will receive $250.

Admission to the banquet is $25 payable to the Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce and reservations must be made before 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9.