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Robin Tankesley (right), a language arts teacher at Camp Verde Middle School, won the title of top 4th-8th-Grade Category Teacher and Eric Banuelos, who teaches agriculture at Mingus Union High School, was chosen the Outstanding First-Year Teacher.

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Camp Verde, Mingus teachers honored at Yavapai County Teacher of the Year awards

Two Verde Valley teachers won top education awards Friday during the Teacher of the Year banquet at the Prescott Resort, held by the Yavapai County Education Foundation, which gives the awards to the county's best teachers of the year nominated by their principals.Robin Tankesley, a language arts teacher at Camp Verde Middle School, won the title of top 4th-8th-Grade Category Teacher and Eric Banuelos, who teaches agriculture at Mingus Union High School, was chosen the Outstanding First-Year Teacher.