... and we proudly support Oklahoma State University and our Stillwater Community!
Eskimo Joe’s designed a shirt to celebrate teaching and the results were awesome! A portion of shirt sales were designated to the OSU College of Education and the shirt sold well enough to establish the Eskimo Joe’s Endowed Scholarship which is now awarded each year. Proceeds from our teacher designs are also given to the Stillwater Public Education Foundation to provide grants for Stillwater teachers.
Eskimo Joe's Celebrates Teachers
The 2012 local winner is Mrs. Beth Shell, a kindergarten teacher at Skyline Elementary. She was nominated by student Kody Reid and her parents. On hand to congratulate Mrs. Shell were, Jurgen Janzen of Janzen Toyota-Scion, (Mrs. Shell in the driver's seat with Kody); Stan Clark of Eskimo Joe's and mascots Buffy and Eskimo Joe. Mrs. Shell won a new Toyota Camry to drive for the summer courtesy of Janzen Toyota-Scion, $100 cash and a Teacher Joe Tee. Congratulations, Mrs. Shell!
The 2012 state-wide contest winner is Mrs. Suzanne Giddens, a science teacher at Jenks Middle School. She was nominated by student Austin Wilkerson. Mrs. Giddens received an Eskimo Joe’s Celebrates Teachers T-shirt, $100 cash and a $100 Eskimo Joe's gift card.
Eskimo Joe's Celebrates Teachers Scholarship Recipient
The 2012 Eskimo Joe's Scholarship recipient is Maegan Berg, a student majoring in education at Oklahoma State University.
Lisa Sadler is one of our previous scholarship recipients. She was considered to be a non-traditional student since she was a wife and mother, a youth director and a full-time student, plus a full-time job at Ripley Schools for most of her college years. She now teaches reading and English to sixth, seventh and eighth graders at Oilton Public Schools. She says her inspiration for becoming a teacher is her mother who retired after 37 years of teaching. The Eskimo Joe's scholarship helped Lisa with expenses during her senior year when her course load increased and she was unable to work. She says, "Thanks Eskimo Joe's for supporting teachers who are helping to prepare our future generations!"