In recognition and celebration of the countless teachers who have spent the last 15 months giving their all to students across the U.S. and Canada during these unprecedented times, Norwegian Cruise Line, the innovator in global cruise travel, recently announced the relaunch of its “Norwegian’s Giving JoyTM” contest, which provides educators with free cruises and a chance to win up to $25,000 for their schools.
“Norwegian’s Giving Joy” acknowledges the often-undervalued work of educators and highlights the intersection between travel and education. First launched with astounding success in 2019, with over 1.4 million votes for more than 46,000 teachers, and a total prize of over $100,000 for schools across North America, the contest heralds these selfless warriors. This year’s campaign is especially significant given the elevated demands of this profession under pressure.
“We have all had a teacher that has impacted our lives and helped define who we are today,” said Sommer. “It is our responsibility to rally behind these incredible individuals and show them how grateful we truly are. While we were unable to host ‘Norwegian’s Giving Joy’ in 2020, we are making up for it this year by offering 100 teachers, more than ever before, with free cruises. We look forward to welcoming these educators on board our world-class fleet very, very soon.”
Nicole Conlisk, educator at One World Middle School in the Bronx, N.Y. and the 2019 “Giving Joy” Grand Prize Winner said, “Norwegian Cruise Line recognizing what we do on a daily basis and sharing stories of how we each impact and inspire our students has brought awareness to the work we do as educators.” The donation made by NCL and its partners provided the students of One World Middle School access to hands-on experiences including STEM curricula focused on mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering, technology education and an introduction to ballroom dancing. Conlisk continued, “Through the support provided by NCL, we hope to continue the STEM program, while also expanding the educational opportunities with courses in architecture, criminal science, robotics, musical theater and other performing arts, in the next school year.”
To nominate a beloved teacher, to vote and for the contest terms and conditions, please visit www.nclgivingjoy.com.
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