Cheney HS teacher among 30 winners of Norwegian Cruise Line campaign

Cheney HS teacher among 30 winners of Norwegian Cruise Line campaign
Norwegian Cruise Line

On Wednesday, Norwegian Cruise Line announced the final list of winners resulting from their Giving Joy campaign. And one of the winners is none other than a Cheney High School teacher.

From March 12 to April 12, Norwegian Cruise Line received nominations and votes from all around the world to recognize and reward educators in the U.S. and Canada.

Throughout the course of a month, the Giving Joy campaign generated over 2 million votes and 12,000 nominations. Among these nominations, the following 30 winners were chosen for their inspiring stories and outstanding work they’ve done in their classrooms to celebrate and educate students on the joy of travel and education.


Nicole Conlisk – One World Middle School – Bronx, New York
Jason Seaman – Noblesville West Middle School – Noblesville, Indiana
Ashley Kuzma – McDowell Intermediate High School – Erie, Pennsylvania
Lindsey Ward – Northland Pines-Eagle River Elementary – Eagle River, Wisconsin
Kendall Carrier – Manatee High School – Bradenton, Florida
Samantha Guglieri – Woodland Avenue Elementary School – Hicksville, New York
Noelle Files – Corcoran High School – Syracuse, New York
Erin Degnan – Walter S. Boardman Elementary School – Oceanside, New York
Jonathan Chiaramonte – Sachem North High School – Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
Christopher Wikfors – Randall Middle School – Lithia, Florida
Traviera Sewell – Long Cane Middle School – LaGrange, Georgia
Arnel Dela Cruz, Miyamura High School – Gallup, New Mexico
Monte Syrie, Cheney High School – Cheney, Washington
Ashley Chauvin, Young Audiences Charter School – Gretna, Louisiana
Nancy Kawaja, Catholic Education Centre – Ottawa, Ontario
Jordan Ryan Price, Lincoln Performing Arts Elementary – Louisville, Kentucky
Amber Pereira, Emerick Elementary School – Ashburn, Virginia
William Becker, Ronan Middle School – Ronan, Montana
Rachael Spires, Imagine Schools at Town Center – Palm Coast, Florida
Rachelle Jodie Durrant, Uintah High School – Vernal, Utah
Melissa Owens, Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 – Easton, Pennsylvania
Christopher Shepherd, Jackson Middle School – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Brian J. O’Neill, Patchogue-Medford High School – Medford, New York
Alexandra Durr, George Washington Carver Elementary School – Coral Gables, Florida
Shaughn Thomas, Lake Olympia Middle School – Missouri City, Texas
Kate Drury, Vestaburg Community School – Vestaburg, Michigan
Ashley Lantes, Windy Hill Middle School – Clermont, Florida
Beth Devlin, Dutch Lane Elementary School – Hicksville, New York
Bethany McAfee, Sheridan Technical High School – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Wendolyn Camp, Dodge County High School – Eastman, Georgia

The winners will be rewarded with a seven-day cruise for two and accommodations and airfare to attend the award ceremony taking place in Seattle on May 3, 2019, where three grand prize winners will win $10,000, $15,000 or $25,000 towards their respective schools.

“We, along with various local communities in the U.S. and Canada, are excited to celebrate these exceptional educators! Your dedication, kindness and drive for excellence have truly inspired and brought so much joy to your students, schools and local communities,” said Andy Stuart, President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line. “We are grateful for the overwhelming response to the Giving Joy campaign, and to all who participated this past month, including all who nominated, voted, spread the word and overall helped bring awareness to the power of education and travel, something that our campaign and company has been all about since day one.”

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