Springville High School Principal Everett Kelepolo praised Giffing for her range as an educator. He described her as a faculty member who is involved in, and excels at, all areas of education.
"I can't say enough good things about her," Kelepolo said. "She just does a wonderful, wonderful job."
The Huntsman Award winners will include two teachers and an administrator at the elementary, middle school and high school levels, as well as a special education teacher and a school volunteer.
The $10,000 award money comes with the caveat that winners spend it on themselves and not at the school or classroom, a point that Karen Huntsman emphasizes each year.