For the fifth consecutive year, Arvest Bank will honor educators throughout our footprint by conducting the “We Love Teachers” campaign. This year, Arvest will award 157 teachers with a total of $78,500 in prize money.

The decision to award 157 $500 gifts to individual teachers was made not only out of respect and appreciation for the work teachers do, but as a sign of support at a time when they face exceptional challenges. All prizes will go to teachers who work at 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 Oct. 5-11, then select the link in the post to complete a nomination form. More contest rules and details are available on Arvest’s Facebook page.

In the four-year history of the “We Love Teachers” campaign, Arvest has awarded a total of $167,000 to more than 330 teachers.

 

Arvest Bank will make 157 $500 donations to Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma State Funded 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, Caddo, Canadian, Cherokee, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Grady, Jackson, Leflore, Mayes, McClain, 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 October 12, 2020. Awardees will be notified no later than October 30, 2020. 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.