Richard Belkin

Golden Apple

SMITHS STATION, Ala. – This week our cameras headed out to Smiths Station High School to present the MEA Golden Apple Award.

The award went to Physical Education Teacher and Coach Richard Belkin. Belkin was nominated by student Caitlyn Oldenburg who says the coach pushes his students to do their best and works individually with them to help them improve. The 20-year teaching veteran says he is glad he’s been able to impact the lives of so many youngsters.

You may also remember Belkin from his football playing days at Central High School. He now also has the distinction of being the Last MEA Golden Apple Award winner.

Because of the merger between MEA and Kinetic the award will now be known as the Kinetic Credit Union Golden Apple Award.

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