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Mercer Co. Teacher of the Year announced

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MERCER COUNTY, WV (WVVA) -

Mercer Co. Schools held their 54th annual teacher of the year award dinner tonight at the Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton.

There were 26 teachers of the year nominees from all the schools in the county, but this year's winner is Ivory Rowe. Ms. Rowe is a math teacher at Bluefield Middle School. She has been an educator for 38 years and says winning the award is an honor.

She spoke of the love all the teachers at Bluefield Middle have for the students.

"I'm just in awe of all the teachers that have been nominated what good we are doing for the kids, our love for the children. We want to to teach them. So I am just so, I don't know I'm on ..it's hard to explain..my feelings. I just feel like I'm on top of the world," said Rowe.

Rowe was given a bell and a plaque. She will represent Mercer Co. in the State Teacher of the Year Competition this summer in Charleston.

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