Arvest Bank is pleased to announce we have selected and notified winners of our recent effort honoring teachers throughout our four-state footprint. This year, 160 educators are being awarded a total of more than $80,000 in prize money.

The decision to award 160 $500 gifts to individual teachers was made out of appreciation and admiration for the work teachers do and as a sign of support at a time when some schools continue to face budget challenges during extraordinary times. All prizes are going to teachers who work at state-funded schools.

This is the fifth consecutive year Arvest has run a campaign to recognize teachers, and we received more than 3,100 nominations. Be sure to check Arvest’s Facebook page to see winners in your area.