Craig Harvey, a representative from Horrace Mann Insurance Agency recently came to Westside Elementary School to award the 2010-2011 Crystal Apple Award to Karen Thomas, a fourth-grade teacher. Karen has taught both fourth and fifth grades over the course of the last nine years, almost half of which she taught in Alpine School District. Karen was nominated by her peers for this award because of her dedication to the profession and her ability to inspire students. Not only is she and excellent teacher, but she is a positive person who is always willing to help any teacher. The faculty at Westside is privileged to work with such a great individual!