The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. : Write Your Way to Fenway!
05/11/2012| 11:20am US/Eastern
-- Local Students Invited to Nominate Educators for MTA Award; Enter Drawing for Red Sox Tickets --
-- The Hanover Sponsors Massachusetts Teachers' Association Most Valuable Educator Program for Fifth Year --
WORCESTER, Mass. (May 11, 2012) -- This summer, students in grades nine through 12 from across the Commonwealth can write their way to Fenway Park through The Massachusetts Teachers' Association's Most Valuable Educator program, presented by The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation, Inc.
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Designed to encourage essay-writing, the Most Valuable Educator program invites students in grades nine through twelve to nominate teachers, librarians, coaches, and even school volunteers for special recognition. Winning educators are selected from all nominations and are invited to participate in a pre-game recognition ceremony at Fenway Park during the summer. The winning educators and the students who nominate them receive a pair of tickets for a Red Sox Game.
To kick off the program, The Hanover is sponsoring visits by Matt Tavaras, acclaimed children's author and illustrator, on May 11(th), to speak with students from the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program at South High School and Burncoat Senior High School in Worcester. AVID is a college readiness system for elementary through postsecondary students that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance.
Tavaras will share with the students the inspiring story of his journey to becoming an author and illustrator. His has published more than a dozen books, including There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived, which he will read at the events.
"A critical piece of our mission is to help youth realize their full potential," said Jennifer Luisa, assistant vice president, community relations at The Hanover. "Quality educators, administrators and volunteers are important to making our vision a reality and we are excited to help in honoring them, once again. At the same time, we are very pleased to encourage students to be proactive and exercise their writing skills to recognize someone who has made a difference in their lives."
Students can learn more about the program and how to enter at www.readingmatters.org.
About The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation
The mission of The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation, Inc. is to improve the quality of life in communities where The Hanover Insurance Group companies have a major presence, placing a special emphasis on helping to build world class public education systems and inspiring and empowering youth to achieve their full potential.
The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: THG) offers a wide range of property and casualty products and services to businesses, individuals, and families through a select group of agents and brokers. The Hanover is ranked among the top 25 property and casualty companies in the United States. Founded in 1852, The Hanover is proud to be celebrating 160 years of delivering on its promises to its agent partners and their customers.
Based in Worcester, Mass., The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. is the holding company for a group of insurers that includes The Hanover Insurance Company, also based in Worcester, Citizens Insurance Company of America, headquartered in Howell, Michigan, Chaucer Holdings PLC, based in London, and their affiliates. Through Chaucer, the company underwrites business at Lloyd's of London in several major insurance and reinsurance classes, including property, marine and aviation, energy, U.K. motor and casualty. For more information, please visit www.hanover.com.
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