Thompkins Teacher Receives February Cause for Applause Award



Thompkins Science Teacher Bruce Wright is the February winner of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation’s Cause for Applause award. The award is given monthly to an EVSC employee who goes above and beyond his/her normal job responsibilities.


According to Thompkins Principal Bryan Perry, Wright puts all his energy and efforts into helping students succeed. In his nomination letter, Perry cites numerous ways Wright reaches students and goes beyond the school day and the classroom. Each year, Wright hosts a star gazing trip to New Harmony State Park so students have the opportunity to learn outside of school, he also takes students to fast food restaurants to have them gauge the caloric intake and fat in the choices they make as part of his walking club, which he hosts three days a week for students. Wright also coordinates the school’s annual Pumpkin Carving contest each year and involves students in gardening to beautify areas outside the school, along with many other activities.


“Bruce Wright can always be counted on to assist students and staff in any activity,” writes Perry. “He has taught for 30 plus years and still maintains his love of students and making school fun. When he decides to retire, he will be missed and impossible to replace.”



Anyone can nominate an employee of the EVSC for the award. Deadline for nominations is the third Friday of each month. Go to for the nomination form. Paper forms are available at the schools for those without access to the Internet.


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