Celebration of Teaching

Monday, May 6, 2024

  • 5:30 pm – Doors open
  • 6:00 pm – Event

Courtyard by Marriott – Junction City

All donations are greatly appreciated. Generous donations from education supporters make this annual celebration possible.


  • Dinner for 10 teachers
  • Two complimentary dinner tickets for each table sponsored
  • Listing in the printed event program
  • If donating online, please include a note at checkout indicating the number of complimentary dinners you are reserving


DINNER TICKETS (without sponsorship): $50 each

The Geary Community Schools Foundation invites you to the 18th annual Celebration of Teaching Banquet on Monday, May 6 at the Geary County Convention Center – 310 Hammons Drive in Junction City.

It’s going to be an A-Team Evening! This year’s guest speaker is USD 475 alumnus Bobby Lashley. A 1994 graduate of Junction City High School, he has gained international fame as a WWE Superstar.

Doors open at 5:30 pm and the event starts at 6:00 pm. This event honors excellence by USD 475 educators and awards scholarships to teachers and paraprofessionals for continuing education. USD 475 will recognize 2024 retirees.

USD 475 teachers, paraprofessionals, and staff are invited to attend as guests of the Geary Community Schools Foundation. Additional guests are welcome, tickets are $25 each.

Please email GCSF@usd475.org with your response and include guest(s).