This year, the Standard-Examiner's Apple for the Teacher contest received more than 1,000 nominations for Northern Utah's best educator. Of those talented, caring teachers, 25 finalists were selected for the contest's voting round. The 19 teachers in this gallery received the highest number of votes in the contest. We congratulate them, as well as the contest's winner, Box Elder High School's Travis Mumford. The Apple for the Teacher contest is sponsored by Staker Parson and Lee's Marketplace.