By tradition, on the eve of May 24, a ceremony was held in Pazardzhik for the presentation of annual awards to deserving teachers and cultural figures for achievements in the field of education, culture and art. For the first year, in addition to the awardees, the names of the nominees were also announced on stage as a sign of respect and recognition for them. The host of the event this year was the actress Elen Koleva.
The mayor of Pazardzhik, Todor Popov, expressed his gratitude not only to the awardees, but also to all the nominees in the various categories.
Awards were given to teachers and principals in all levels of education – kindergartens, primary, primary and secondary schools.
The grand prize for overall contribution to the development of culture in the Pazardzhik municipality this year and the Cyril and Methodius statuette went to Angel Tsenov – founder and conductor of the mixed choir “Thracian Lira”.
The winner of the award in the “Literature” section is Iliya Mihailov.
The award for “Music” went to Tanya Dimitrova. Katya Bazhlekova was awarded in the applied/fine arts category, and Lyudmila Daskalova was awarded in theater. In the category of journalism, the award went to Maria Dabova, and in photography, the award went to Gloria Nacheva.
Awards “St. St. Cyril and Methodius” 2023
“Director of the Year 2023”
Category “Childcare Director”
Mihaela Cheresharova – DG “Sun”
Category “Principal of an elementary school, auxiliary school, CPLR”
Iliana Chalakova – NU “Vasil Drumev”
Category “Principal School Director”
Galina Barova – “Hristo Smirnenski” Elementary School
Category “Director of secondary school, high school”
Radka Spasova – PMG “Konstantin Velichkov”
“Teacher of the Year 2023”
Category “Pedagogical practice with children of preschool age”
Maria Nedeva Popova – DG “Snezhanka”
Category “Pedagogical practice with children from the initial stage of the basic educational degree” – Petya Alexandrova Kasheva – SU “Georgi Bregov”
Category “Pedagogical practice with children from the junior high school stage of the basic education level” – Teodora Hristova Hristova – OU “Hristo Botev” – Pazardzhik
Category “Pedagogical practice with high school students”
Velichka Zdravkova Markova – PGIM
Category “Civic education and upbringing of children and students, as well as for their significant performances in the field of science and art”
Petya Vladimirova Enkina – EG “Bertolt Brecht”
Category “Literature” – Iliya Mihailov
Category “Music/dance” – Tanya Dimitrova
Category “Applied/fine art” – Katya Bazhlekova
Category “Journalism” – Maria Dabova – “Zname” newspaper
“Photography” category – Gloria Nacheva
Liliana Grozdanova – for contribution to library work
Alexander Yotov – for contribution to the development of the culture of Pazardzhik municipality
Boris Stoyanov – for contribution to the development of the culture of Pazardzhik municipality
For overall contribution: Angel Tsenov – Founder and conductor of the mixed choir “Thracian Lira”
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