Barbara McGrath wins 2016 Golden Apple Award

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ROANOKE CO. (WSLS 10) The Roanoke County Education Foundation named its teacher of the year Wednesday night with the 2016 Golden Apple Award. Barbara McGrath, a biology and ecology teacher at William Byrd High School is this year's winner.

The Golden Apple Award receives $3,000 in cash and the use of a brand new car from First Team Auto Mall for a year.

"This car is like the cherry on the worlds biggest ice cream this is this is one of the most wonderful things that could happen to a teacher. I drive a mini-van and now I get to drive this really cool car for a year and the kids I get to show my kids there and get the science teacher, she drives a cool car for a while," said McGrath.

Other teachers honored tonight with the Red Apple Award include Jasmine Harrit of Burlington Elementary, Karen Perry-Carroll of Northside Middle School and Ann Franco at Glenvar High School.

Blaine Mills at Glenvar Elementary won the Green Apple Award for best young teacher.

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