Denver Wade nominated as Edge Guys Heating and Cooling January Teacher of the Month


Denver Wade was nominated as Teacher of the Month. From left, Denver Wade, Jaden Cruse and Vicki Burdick. (Photo by Anna Skinner)

Westfield High School English teacher Denver Wade was nominated as the Edge Guys Heating and Cooling January Teacher of the Month. Wade was nominated by student Jaden Cruse. As a reward, Cruse won a pizza party for his class, courtesy of Papa John’s, and Wade received a $50 Visa gift card from the Edge Guys, Current’s Teacher of the Month sponsor.

Here is Jaden’s winning essay:

Teacher of the Month

The second trimester at Westfield High School didn’t start too long ago, and as a freshman, it has been a different experience for me. I’m still not used to only five classes with longer time lengths. I lose my focus in that long of a timespan, but Mr. Wade has helped me tremendously. Mr. Wade never fails to make class interesting. English has never been too hard for me, and I never really liked English, but Mr. Wade has changed that. He makes me enjoy English and have fun in school. I have learned so much in his class, and it has only been a few weeks. Mr. Wade deserves Teacher of the Month for his humor, positivity and sheer intelligence.

Students in grades K-12 are invited to enter Current’s March Teacher of the Month contest. Participants should send a 100-word essay explaining why their teacher should be named Teacher of the Month. Winning students will receive a pizza party for their class, sponsored by Papa John’s. Winning teachers will receive a $50 visa gift card. Essays are due by March 27 and should be emailed to


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