The National League of Junior Cotillions-Faulkner County Chapter, has announced those who have been named "Best-Mannered Teacher" for 2014. The recipients of the award are Lisa Gray, who teaches at Conway Christian, was nominated by student McKenna Vaught, and Carl Stuart teachers Vickie Bailey, nominated by Carly Umholtz, and Kathy Powers, nominated by Jade Pruitt.

Susan Humphries, director of the local Junior Cotillion, said, "The students in our program were excited about being part of the selection process. They wanted to honor teachers who exemplify the etiquette and manners being taught in our program."

Those receiving the awards were nominated by Junior Cotillion students who wrote an essay about a teacher in their school. The criteria for selection included their positive characteristics, how the teacher shows courtesy and respect for students, and why the person is a good role model.

"I have a wonderful group of students who participate in the Cotillion program and I feel it is important to let the community know that these students recognize and appreciate those who make a positive contribution toward their growth," Humphries said.

The National League of Junior Cotillions is an etiquette and social dance training program that involves thousands of students nationwide, teaching them skills that promote honor, dignity, and respect to others and themselves. The local program began in 1993. For information regarding the local chapter, which is conducting registration now for the 2014-15 season, call Susan Humphries at 501-262-5054, or visit the website nljc.com/chapter/faulkner.