Third Grade Teacher Laura Dorr Receives $1,000 Award
LAS VEGAS, Aug 13, 2007 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) - City National Bank and FOX5 today announced that they have awarded Laura Dorr, a third grade teacher at Steve Cozine Elementary School, with a $1,000 check as the winner of the "One Class at a Time" educational outreach program for the month of August. The bank and FOX5 introduced this new teacher recognition program on May 29 at the unveiling of the City National Bank brand in Nevada. (For an image related to this story, go to

Dorr was among dozens of teachers in the Clark County School District who were nominated by fellow educators, students and parents for this prestigious award during the month of July. The "One Class at a Time" program was developed by FOX5 and co-sponsored by City National as a way to recognize teachers who go above and beyond their regular teaching responsibilities. Each month a selection committee reviews applications that are submitted online at or accessed through any City National Bank branch.

"We are very excited to recognize Ms. Dorr for her commitment and dedication to the teaching profession," said John Guedry, executive vice president and Nevada region manager of City National Bank. "We are also very proud to be partnered with FOX5 Television in recognizing teachers throughout the Clark County School District who truly make a difference in the lives of their students. Teachers are very instrumental in helping shape the lives of our future business and community leaders, and we want them to know how much we appreciate their efforts."

Dorr's selection was based on a number of factors and criteria that set her apart from other teachers, including her after school writing classes for both students and parents who wanted to learn how to create stories using flow and tree maps to capture their thoughts. She also created a book of adjectives and a poster of transitional words to help tie the stories together. Ms. Dorr routinely customizes homework packets to meet the specific needs of her students.

"The 'One Class at a Time' program is great example of a corporate partnership between two companies that are committed to helping build better communities," said Holly Steuart, vice president and general manager of FOX5 Television. "We're honored to recognize Ms. Dorr for her dedication to teaching and her commitment to making a difference in the lives of her students. She exemplifies what the 'One Class at a Time' program is all about."

The "One Class at a Time" teacher recognition awards air each month on FOX5 News the first Thursday of the month at 10:00 p.m., and again the following Friday morning on FOX5 Morning News. These stories can also be seen on FOX5's website shortly after they are highlighted on the news.

City National and FOX5 will pay tribute to the first 12 teachers who have won this prestigious award over the course of the year at a recognition luncheon held in their honor next summer. Additional awards will be presented to each teacher at this recognition event. City National's "Reading is The Way Up(r)" literacy program mascot "Blue" will also be featured at this function. Since 2002, when this child literacy program was initially lunched in California, City National has donated over $2 million in support of education and more than 20,000 books to school libraries in California and Nevada. For more information about this award-winning educational program, go to

About City National

City National Bank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN). It is backed by $15.8 billion in assets and provides banking, investment and trust services through 62 offices, including 15 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada and New York City. The company and its nine majority-owned investment affiliates manage or administer more than $57 billion in client investment assets, including $35.9 billion under direct management.

City National has eight branch offices in Nevada, including four in Las Vegas and one each in North Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City and Minden. The bank also has loan production offices in Reno and Stateline in South Lake Tahoe.

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