Hackettstown Middle School teacher wins Applebee’s above and “BEE”yond teacher contest

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County)  – Lauren Baccaro- Milde, a Hackettstown Middle School teacher, has won a $500 check to be used towards teaching supplies and a end-of-year class party for her students all thanks to a student who submitted an essay explaining why Baccaro-Milde goes above and “BEE”yond for her students.

Applebee’s awarded four deserving teachers from the 13 counties with a $500 sponsorship check to use towards teaching supplies for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year, along with an end-of-year party at Applebee’s for the teachers’ current class. Students nominated candidates by submitting essays in-person at their local Applebee’s explaining why their teacher goes above and “BEE”yond for their students. Contest submissions were reviewed by the local Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar team to select a winner from each set of counties.

“We are excited to announce the winners of this year’s Above and “BEE”yond Teacher Contest,” said Kevin Coughlin, director of operations, Applebee’s New Jersey. “Giving back to our communities is a top priority for our restaurants, so we are excited to be able to recognize local teachers who dedicate their lives to educating young minds. Teachers go above and beyond everyday which consistently betters the communities we serve. We send our sincerest congratulations to the winners, along with our appreciation for every teacher’s hard work.”

In addition to the Above and “BEE”yond Teacher Contest, Doherty Enterprises supports education in the community year-round is through its “A is for Applebee’s” program, which was created for teachers, libraries and scout leaders to use as an incentive for children to succeed and be rewarded. The program gives children an incentive to go the extra mile to help other students, read more books and make the Honor Roll. By obtaining the certificate from Applebee’s, children gain a sense of accomplishment.

For more information about how Doherty Enterprises and its restaurants support local communities, or to get involved in one of its youth programs click HERE.

One winner was selected from each set of counties, grouped together by the following geographic areas, (Bergen, Passaic, Hudson), (Sussex, Morris, Essex), (Warren, Hunterdon, Somerset, Union) and (Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean.)

Following is the full list of winning teachers and schools that received $500 sponsorship checks.

  • Ocean County: Matthew Lafferty, Veterans Memorial Middle School (awarded by Applebee’s of Brick)
  • Passaic County: Jessica Reyes, School 12, Clifton (awarded by Applebee’s of Totowa)
  • Warren County: Lauren Baccaro- Milde, Hackettstown Middle School (awarded by Applebee’s of Hackettstown)
  • Sussex County: Emily Slota, Frankford Township Elementary School (awarded by Applebee’s of Newton)

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(Photo Courtesy: Applebee’s – Hackettstown Middle School teacher, Lauren Baccaro-Milde, accepts a $500 check as
one winner of Applebee’s Above and “BEE”yond Teacher Contest.)
(Photo Courtesy: Applebee’s – Hackettstown Middle School teacher, Lauren Baccaro- Milde (left), joined by
Hackettstown Middle School principal William Thompson (right), receives a $500 check
as one winner of Applebee’s Above and “BEE”yond Teacher Contest.)