Seven Spokane area teachers are being honored Thursday as part of the annual Lilac Festival.
The educators will be recognized during the Spokane Lilac Festival’s all-city civic and military luncheon at the Davenport Hotel.
The teachers were selected by Lilac court members from each of their schools.
The recipients are Joelle Traynor, language instructor at Gonzaga Prep; Cory Davis, English teacher at Lewis and Clark High School; Melanie Heacock, French teacher at Central Valley High School; and Darren Nelson, principal at Mt. Spokane High School.
Other recipients are Erik Powell, English teacher at Ferris High School; Ellen Gillespie, language teacher at Rogers High School; and Eric Groshoff, career and technical education teacher at West Valley High School.
Each teacher will receive a $250 grant from STCU credit union. The teachers will also be eligible to ride in the Armed Forces Torchlight Parade on Saturday evening.
The luncheon will honor other leaders in the armed forces, fire service and law enforcement.
Guest speaker will be Col. Ryan Samuelson, commander of the 92nd Refueling Wing at Fairchild Air Force Base.