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Ad Astra Radio Classroom Hero: Angela Doerksen


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Ad Astra Radio is proud to announce the most recent recipient of the Classroom Hero Award presented by Heartland Credit Union.

Angela Doerksen is a sixth-grade teacher at Faris Elementary School in the Hutchinson USD 308 District.

Each month, Ad Astra Radio honors a different educator, selected from community nominations, to receive the Classroom Hero Award, along with a “hero” gift basket, courtesy of community partners Heartland Credit Union, Midway Motors of Hutchinson, Stutzman’s Greenhouse, Hutch Putt and The Foto Cowboy.

A Hutchinson native, Doerksen is enjoying her first year at Farris and is in her third year of teaching overall.

“I became a teacher because I enjoy being around kids and I want to make an impact in the community by helping shape that future generation,” Doerksen said.

The Classroom Hero Award seeks to highlight the hard work and dedication of those on the front lines of our local schools. Nominations can be submitted at

Classroom Hero Award