Nicole Fellows said, "I was so excited when I heard that Jamie Hamblin was getting the Crystal Apple Award this year. She definitely deserves it! Jamie is one of those people that will go out of her way to help others and make sure everyone feels welcome and appreciated. I remember my very first year at Canyon. I was teaching in first-grade. I didn't know Jamie, but any time we ended up in the work room together, she would talk to me as if we had been friends forever. She will never know how grateful I am for those few minutes of conversation all those days that year. Since I've been working with her in fourth-grade, I've noticed her do the same for several other teachers and anyone else who may be in the work room. Her example has made me want to do the same for others. In addition to being a fabulous co-worker, Jamie is one of the best teachers I have ever met. Her students adore her. She always has a smile on her face and really works hard to make learning fun and meaningful for the kids. I feel like whenever any of us in fourth-grade are stumped on how to teach something, we always go to Jamie, because it never fails that she has come up with a great idea. I am so glad Jamie is getting this award this year and I hope she knows how much all of us love and appreciate her and all she does for Canyon. Congratulations, Jamie!"
Calleen Argyle and Nicole Fellows