Truman Middle teacher wins ‘Shout-Out’ honor

Truman Middle School teacher Patti Thomas recently was named a recipient of the 2013 Herff Jones “Teacher Shout-Out” Award for being a top online vote-getter from more than 10,000 votes cast.

As one of 10 Teacher Shout-Out Award recipients from around the nation, Thomas received a cash reward to split with Truman Middle School, according to a news release.

Thomas teaches eighth-grade social studies at Truman Middle School.

Herff Jones launched its Teacher Shout-Out online community in January to allow students and former students of all ages to show their appreciation for the teachers, advisers and coaches who made positive differences in their lives, the release stated.

More than 3,000 educators have been recognized on the site so far, representing all 50 states and Canada.