Virginia teacher Wright headed to All-Star Game

WASHINGTON -- Major League Baseball announced that Chad Wright of Nokesville, Va., will represent the Nationals as one of 30 winners in the "Target Presents People All-Star Teachers" campaign, which acknowledges current and retired teachers who have made a significant impact on their students and communities.

All 30 winners, each representing one Major League team, will be recognized during a pregame ceremony before the All-Star Game on Tuesday at Target Field in Minneapolis. The ceremony will include Tony Award winner Idina Menzel performing that song "Forever Young" by Minnesota-native Bob Dylan.

Wright was selected from a pool of 90 finalists thanks to votes from fans. The campaign is an effort from Target, MLB and People to celebrate teachers and raise awareness for the importance of education.

Daniel Popper is an associate reporter for He also can be found on Twitter @danielrpopper. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.