However, it wouldn’t be a Golden Apple segment if it didn’t end in yet another surprise. We told the teachers about the special but didn’t say when or how we’d announce the Grand Finale Winner. That moment happened on Daybreak Wednesday morning, when News 8’s Hanna Mordoh and the Golden Apple team surprised Ms. DaMeisha Fleming, from James Whitcomb Riley School 43 in Indianapolis, at her home. Fleming will formally receive her award and $1,000 check Wednesday night during the Golden Apple Award Grand Finale special celebration.
Wednesday is a significant day for our Golden Apple Award recipients for the years 2021-22. We’ve been taking your nominations and awarding one teacher each month throughout the school year, sharing their success stories and surprise them with in-class presentations. Each teacher received a golden trophy, $500 from sponsor Bailey & Wood Mortgage Lender, and a personalised nomination video starring their biggest supporters. With a grand finale news broadcast at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, News 8 will commemorate all nine Golden Apple Award winners. We welcomed all of the Golden Apple instructors to the WISH-TV studios for a dramatic revisit of some of the most memorable Golden Apple events, as well as to hear about their plans for the next school year.