Bingham High School English teacher Argie Carmichael has been honored by the Utah Council of Teachers of English and the Utah Writing Project as winner of the annual teacher of the year award.

She received a cash grant of $500 along with the award. She was commended for 25 years of "unselfish teaching focused on students' needs, including one-on-one conferences with every student." She uses an integrated approach to language arts and wrote and published her own textbook on language and logic. She also organized one of the first schoolwide writing and testing labs in Utah.Ken Morgan, principal of Central Elementary School, Vernal, was honored during the organizations' spring banquet for outstanding support of writing programs. He is author of a children's book, "Pretzels, Anyone?" and has published articles in Utah Library Journal. He has demonstrated dedicated leadership toward improved children's writing and attitudes. He received a cash grant of $100.

Bill Strong, professor of secondary education at Utah State University, also was honored for his contributions to the education of teachers in the field of English/language arts.

Carmichael was one of five teachers nominated for the teaching award. Others were Mary Louise Bean, Mueller Park Junior High School, Davis District; David Cullimore, Hurricane High School, Washington District; Carol Milne, Hillcrest High School, Jordan District; Kathryn Romney, West High School, Salt Lake District. Each received a $100 award. The cash grants were provided by Shipley Associates, a Bountiful education consultation company.