Shining Apple Award

This is the second year for the Lowell Alva Frantz Shining Apple Award - Mr. Frantz was a teacher in Smithville from 1957-1978. When he started there were only 30 members in the band and he grew it to over 100 students in his last year. Mr. Frantz founded the Debonaires, helped to create the Band-O-Rama and the Festival of Choirs. The Frantz family founded this award to give teachers that go above and beyond special recognition. This award gives the Valedictorian the honor of selecting the teacher that has had the most influence on their success. The selected teacher will receive an individual plaque, and their name will be engraved on a school plaque. Here is Colby Hartzler and his choice for this year's Shining Apple Award recipient.
Shining Apple Award