Thursday I drove down US 27 through the heart of Florida for a three hour drive to Moore Haven. I was speaking at the Glades County celebration for past and present Teachers of the Year. My trip to the south-central part of our state was shared with lots of trucks. This part of Florida is home to orange groves, cattle and sugar cane - lots of sugar cane.
It was a wonderful banquet and I was happy to help recognize Glades County teachers. A special congratulations to Sherri Fleming, Glades County District 2009 Teacher of the Year from West Glades School. One of the things which made this evening so special were presentations and words from students from each of the finalist's schools. Speaking in front of a large audience is never easy and each of these students acted like seasoned orators. Each was a credit to the teacher being honored.