Just about everyone has a favorite teacher, the one who inspired each of us early in life.
In Pueblo, 24 teachers who have made an impact on the lives of Southern Colorado students were honored in an award ceremony.
Every year, 5th, 8th, and 12th graders are given the chance to enter a writing contest, describing their teaching heroes, and Sunday, teachers like John McLeary were honored for the fruits of their labor.
"You don't go into teaching for the money. You go into for life experience. Everything you give, you get back in return."
Hundreds of letters were submitted but only 24 winners were chosen.