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Sue Bannister in fourth place in contest, one spot away from $2,500 prize

  • Jun. 27, 2013 8:00 a.m.

Record Staff

Courtenay Elementary teacher Sue Bannister is one place away from winning $2,500 from the Canadian Family Great Teacher Awards.

Bannister is one of 12 finalists in the national awards in which communities vote for their favourite teacher. As of Wednesday morning she was sitting in fourth place with 4,788 votes. The three teachers with the most votes by Friday, June 28 win $2,500 for their school.

As of Wednesday, a teacher from Clark Rutherford Memorial school was leading the pack at 9,178 votes, a teacher from Lester B. Pearson High School had 7,126 and a teacher from Lakeview Elementary School was sitting in third place with 6,895 votes.

Courtenay Elementary School encourages people to vote everyday at

If Bannister wins the award, the money would be put towards something for the whole school.