Pax Global Media
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has announced the 100 winners of its 2022 “Norwegian’s Giving Joy” contest, an annual recognition program that celebrates educators in Canada and the United States.
The award winners will embark on an exclusive five-day cruise aboard NCL’s newest ship Norwegian Prima, during its inaugural voyage from Galveston, Texas from Oct. 27-31.
Among the highlights of the sailing will be an exclusive onboard concert by Grammy Award-winning singer Kelly Clarkson.
An award ceremony will also take place to honour the devoted teachers and to announce the top three Grand Prize winners who will receive $25,000, $15,000 and $10,000, respectively for their school.
“We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate and reward these classroom warriors with an incredible vacation on board our newest, beautiful ship, Norwegian Prima,” said NCL president and CEO Harry Sommer.
“Each of these educators dedicate themselves to their students and their communities. Their role is to broaden their students’ horizons with new experiences, and now we are honoured to have the opportunity to do the same for them.”
This year, the contest drew support for teachers all across North America, with winners from British Columbia and Ontario, as well as Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas in the U.S.
The educators from Canada are Tiffiny Bairos of Lillooet, BC; Neil Kerby of Belleville, ON; Leslie Todd-Bruin of Brampton, ON; and Jennifer Allyn Broad of Frankford, ON.
NCL’s Giving Joy program is designed to highlight the connection between travel and education and to recognize teachers for their unwavering dedication to inspiring students every day.
By the end of this year, the program will have awarded 230 teachers across the U.S. and Canada with free cruises and donated over $235,000 to schools since 2019.
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