Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar recently announced the return of its Above and “BEE”yond Teacher Essay Contest, which will recognize top teachers, as nominated by their students, by awarding them with a sponsorship check and end-of-year class party, courtesy of Applebee’s. The contest is being offered at Applebee’s restaurants in Florida and Georgia owned and operated by local franchisee Doherty Enterprises.
Specifically, Applebee’s will award one deserving teacher from each school district a $500 sponsorship check to use toward their classroom for the 2018-19 school year, along with an end-of-year party for their current class. To nominate a teacher, students must submit an essay in-person at their local Applebee’s explaining why their teacher deserves to be “Teacher of the Year.” To sweeten the deal, students who enter an essay will receive a free ice cream certificate. Contest submissions will be accepted at participating Applebee’s restaurants through March 31, and winners will be announced on Monday, April 23.