Orange County High School teacher Mrs. Day Owens was nominated for the Virginia Association of Marketing Educators Teacher of the Year. She was selected as one of three finalist for this prestigious award. The process consisted of someone observing her teaching for a day. Points were also given for the atmosphere and decoration of her classroom. Mrs. Day Owens submitted a binder illustrating her evidence of teaching and community service. She also conducted an interview with three judges who were retired teachers. “The process was grueling and increased my awareness of what it takes to be an educator. I was honored to be a finalist among some of the greatest teachers in Virginia”, said Mrs. Day Owens.