The Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual New Teacher Coffee Tuesday, where all the new teachers and principals were honored and welcomed to the city.
Each school presented a skit demonstrating their school spirit and competed for a variety of trophies. One theme seemed to be nearly universal among the schools as the stage was filled with dozens of teachers donning capes, spandex and shields. Superheroes, or rather “super-teachers,” dazzled the audience with vows of serving, protecting and encouraging the children that would soon fill their rooms.
The South Florida Baptist Hospital BayCare Health System provided a catered breakfast and, following their skits, teachers received donations from dozens of local businesses and organizations. Bags full of coffee, apples, office supplies and more were given to each and every new educator.
Some also walked out with extra prizes like $50 Walmart gift cards, a new laptop, a wireless printer, teeth whitening treatments and more from donations from many different sponsors.
At the end of the event, Pinecrest Elementary and Durant High took home the trophies for most school spirit, and the best overall traveling trophy was won by Jackson Elementary.