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Sumner County teacher nominated for LifeChanger award, diagnosed with late stage cancer


Sumner County teacher nominated for LifeChanger award, diagnosed with late stage cancer

A Union STEM and Demonstration School teacher is up for for the annual LifeChanger of the Year award.

First grade teacher David Collins was nominated for the prestigious award by his colleagues. Several weeks later, he was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer.

LifeChanger of the Year is a program sponsored by National Life Group, which recognizes and rewards K-12 educators and school employees across the nation.

“Our program celebrates those who are making a significant difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership,” the group said.

Sumner County Schools officials took to Facebook to encourage the community to support Collins. People can leave uplifting remarks about Collins in the comments section of his nomination page here.

“Mr Collins is a wonderful teacher that goes above and beyond the requirements of his job. He instills into his students a lifelong love of learning by challenging them to try new things and by making learning fun,” Angie Wakefield said in the comments. “He is a wonderful role model who also teaches important life lessons. He loves each of his students. He sees their potential, loves them for who they are and constantly pushes them to be the best version of themselves.”

Support can also be shown on social media by using the hashtag #LCOY.

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