Arvest Bank will honor educators throughout its footprint for the sixth consecutive year by conducting its “We Love Teachers” campaign, which will result in 154 teachers receiving a total of $77,000 in prize money.

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Awarding 154 $500 gifts to individual teachers is a sign of Arvest’s appreciation for the work teachers do, especially during a time of exceptional challenges in and out of the classroom. All prizes will go to teachers who work at public state-funded schools and are to be used for classroom needs.

To nominate a teacher to receive one of the $500 prizes, look for an Arvest Bank Facebook post about this contest during the week of Sept. 13-19, then select the link in the post to complete a nomination form.

In the five-year history of the “We Love Teachers” campaign, Arvest has awarded more than $245,000 to more than 480 teachers.

Arvest Bank will make 154 $500 donations to Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma State Funded Public Schools. Arkansas counties include: Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Conway, Craighead, Crawford, Faulkner, Franklin, Garland, Howard, Johnson, Little River, Logan, Lonoke, Madison, Marion, Miller, Mississippi, Montgomery, Pike, Polk, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Scott, Sebastian, Sevier, Washington, and Yell. Kansas counties include: Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Montgomery, and Wyandotte. Missouri counties include: Barry, Barton, Cass, Christian, Clay, Dade, Greene, Howell, Jackson, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Platte, Stone, Taney, Vernon, Webster, and Wright. Oklahoma counties include: Adair, Canadian, Cherokee, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Grady, Leflore, Mayes, McCurtain, Mcintosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Payne, Pittsburgh, Pottawatomie, Rogers, Sequoyah, Stephens, Tulsa, Wagoner, and Washington. Random selection will take place the week of September 20, 2021. Awardees will be notified no later than October 8, 2021. Winners will be selected at random. Arvest Associates and/or immediate family members are not eligible to win. Immediate family is defined as any spouse, parent, child, or sibling, along with any other family member living in the Arvest associate’s home.