LAS VEGAS – In 2017, the De Castroverde Law Group launched its Teacher Appreciation Award, given to teachers who have had an enormous impact on their students, leaving an impression that will last, or has lasted, well beyond graduation. Due to last year’s strong response, the firm is continuing the award program by announcing winners from the spring and seeking nominations for the fall.
After receiving hundreds of spring 2018 entries, the following winners were announced this week:
• Grand prize winner: Melissa Gravatt, John Bonner Elementary School, $750 for classroom supplies, plus a $250 Amazon gift card.
• Runner-up: Kristan Nigro, Steve Schorr Elementary School, $500 for classroom supplies, plus a $200 Amazon gift card.
• Honorable mention: Stacey Dallas Johnston, Las Vegas Academy of Arts, $250 in classroom supplies, plus a $100 Amazon gift card.
“We know great teachers make the difference,” said law firm partner Orlando De Castroverde. “These teachers are a prime example of what can be accomplished when teachers are committed to their students’ success.”
Nominations for the fall version of the award will be accepted starting in September. The contest is open to all educators who teach in Clark County, and nominations will be accepted on the firm’s website.
“We know the contributions teachers make and how important it is for local businesses to help. This is our way to recognize outstanding teachers who continue to shape the future of Clark County,” said Alex De Castroverde, who runs the firm with his brother.
About De Castroverde Law Group
Brothers Alex and Orlando De Castroverde founded the law firm in 2005, building on the practice established by their father, Waldo De Castroverde. De Castroverde Law Group practices in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense and immigration law. With 13 attorneys and more than 12 decades of combined legal experience, De Castroverde Law Group provides aggressive, dependable legal representation. Most of the firm’s attorneys are fluent in Spanish. For more information on De Castroverde Law Group, call (702) 222-9999 or visit www.dlgteam.com.