Since 2003, KAKE has presented more than 600 Golden Apple awards honoring teachers in KAKEland who are making a positive difference in our schools. This program gives local teachers community-wide recognition for the creative ways they support, motivate and encourage a lifetime of learning, in and out of the classroom.

Recipients are featured every Friday on KAKE News at 4pm, where they receive the prestigious Golden Apple Award, along with a free oil change from Davis-Moore!

Eligible nominees include Pre-K through 12th-grade teachers in the KAKE viewing area who inspire and motivate students to great heights in education. We’re looking for individuals who demonstrate creative teaching, develop programs for our youth and/or any other activities that add greater value to learning, and/or have an exceptional attitude despite adversity.

To nominate a teacher who currently teaches Pre-K through grade 12, either print an official entry form and mail it to us or enter online.

CLICK HERE for an online nomination form or CLICK HERE to print a form to fill out.

CLICK HERE for a list of Golden Apple Winners, beginning in 2003.

Golden Apple: Derek Tuttle

Friday, December 2nd 2022, 6:09 PM CST

Golden Apple: Ashley Sherwood

Friday, November 18th 2022, 5:54 PM CST

Golden Apple: Lenora Biggs

Friday, November 4th 2022, 4:49 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Lindy Kralicek

Friday, October 28th 2022, 4:42 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Sandy Werner

Friday, October 21st 2022, 4:41 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Molly Reida

Friday, October 14th 2022, 10:18 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Heidi Botkin

Friday, October 7th 2022, 5:47 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Casie Davis

Friday, September 30th 2022, 4:51 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Teresa Ulrich

Monday, May 23rd 2022, 5:36 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Bret Kirkland

Monday, May 16th 2022, 6:11 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Tess Shaw Griffith Elementary

Tuesday, May 10th 2022, 5:55 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Tiffin Meyer

Monday, May 2nd 2022, 5:31 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Stephanie Voth

Monday, April 25th 2022, 5:34 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Tonya Cogan

Monday, April 4th 2022, 5:35 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Melissa Haney

Monday, March 28th 2022, 5:34 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Dwaune Bradley

Monday, March 21st 2022, 5:40 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Crista Bishop

Monday, March 7th 2022, 5:42 PM CST

Golden Apple; Jayden Dennis Adams Elementary

Thursday, February 24th 2022, 5:35 PM CST

Golden Apple: Eric Yeager Wichita Heights High School

Monday, February 21st 2022, 5:36 PM CST

Golden Apple: Robert Martin St. Thomas Aquinas

Wednesday, February 9th 2022, 6:01 PM CST

Golden Apple: Telana Sexton Wichita Southeast High School

Monday, January 31st 2022, 5:42 PM CST

Golden Apple: Jessica Leeper Freeman Elementary

Tuesday, January 18th 2022, 5:34 PM CST

Golden Apple: Cassandra Hughes Nelson Elementary School

Wednesday, January 12th 2022, 5:36 PM CST

Golden Apple: Gabriel Padilla Wichita West High School

Wednesday, December 22nd 2021, 5:46 PM CST

The Gold Apple: Abigail Maurer Anderson Elementary School

Thursday, December 9th 2021, 8:34 PM CST

Golden Apple: Jenny Moore, Maize South Middle School

Monday, November 15th 2021, 6:15 PM CST

Golden Apple: Beth Carl, Haysville Middle School

Monday, November 8th 2021, 5:33 PM CST

Golden Apple: Debbie Herren, Isley Traditional Magnet

Monday, November 1st 2021, 6:03 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Teresa Bell, Enders Elementary

Monday, October 25th 2021, 6:18 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Lois Kincaid

Monday, October 11th 2021, 5:55 PM CDT

Golden Apple Ashley Strohm, Lincoln Elementary School

Monday, October 4th 2021, 5:35 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Amy Valentas

Monday, September 27th 2021, 6:05 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Cara Poole

Monday, September 20th 2021, 5:51 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Jeff Frazee

Monday, September 13th 2021, 5:40 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Bryce Cook

Monday, May 24th 2021, 5:43 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Laura McFarren

Monday, May 17th 2021, 6:48 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Beckie Eason

Monday, May 10th 2021, 6:35 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Marcus Neal

Monday, May 3rd 2021, 5:29 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Debbie Smith

Monday, April 26th 2021, 8:07 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Hayley Mayes

Tuesday, April 20th 2021, 6:28 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Kerri Vaughn

Monday, April 12th 2021, 6:28 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Anita Curtis

Monday, March 29th 2021, 5:56 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Katy Henry

Monday, March 22nd 2021, 5:59 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Cori Wolff

Monday, March 15th 2021, 5:35 PM CDT

Golden Apple: Kim Ring

Tuesday, March 9th 2021, 5:36 PM CST

Golden Apple: Jenna Boswell

Monday, March 1st 2021, 9:30 PM CST

Woman bitten after cat she picked up turned out to be a bobcat kitten

Woman bitten after cat she picked up turned out to be a bobcat kitten

Newton cabinet maker to shutdown costing hundreds of employees their jobs

Newton cabinet maker to shutdown costing hundreds of employees their jobs

McPherson woman sentenced to over 36 years in prison for murder

McPherson woman sentenced to over 36 years in prison for murder

Sheriff: Deputy killed deputy in ‘extremely dumb’ accident

Sheriff: Deputy killed deputy in ‘extremely dumb’ accident

Idaho murders: 2 surviving roommates break silence

Idaho murders: 2 surviving roommates break silence

Woman arrested after Wichita man’s body found in Sumner County

Woman arrested after Wichita man’s body found in Sumner County