Four teachers were recognized for their efforts in the classroom in Southern Nevada and Northwest Arizona schools this month. The recognition is part of the American Casino & Entertainment Properties (ACEP), LLC’s Community Connections program, which has donated more than $1 million dollars through in-kind and financial donations since 2005. In addition to the recognition, four schools will each receive a $5,000 donation from ACEP and administered through the Public Education Foundation.
ACEP properties which include the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, Arizona Charlie’s Casinos and the Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada have paired with a school in their area and provide a number of benefits to students and teachers throughout the year. School supply drives, backpacks, meals and volunteer efforts are some of the ways each ACEP property assists their school.
Teachers honored at the dinner include:
Catie Vondrak, Coyote Canyon Elementary School, Bullhead City, Arizona. Partner Property: Aquarius Casino Resort
Jessica Hanaki, Beckley Elementary School, Las Vegas, Nevada. Partner Property: Arizona Charlie’s Boulder
Miguel Chandia-Alarcon, E. W. Griffith Elementary School, Las Vegas, Nevada. Partner Property: Arizona Charlie’s Decatur
Morgan Hammers, Sunrise Acres Elementary School, Las Vegas, Nevada. Partner Property: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
Each teacher received a certificate, flowers and dinner for two at Ron’s Steakhouse or the Vineyard Restaurant at the Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin.
Additionally, an employee at each property was honored for their volunteer work to improve the community. Honorees include:
Angela Lydenberg, Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
Kirk Zemanek, Aquarius Casino Resort
Debra Lewis, Arizona Charlie’s Boulder
Terry Ogens, Arizona Charlie’s Decatur