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B.A. Teacher Receives Money


ARVEST GIVES BACK: Judy Mullins, center, a teacher at Lynn Wood Elementary, stands with Kim Adams, left, sales manager for Arvest Bank, and Dawn Fender, Arvest branch manager, after Mullins accepted a check for $500 as part of Arvest Bank’s We Love OK Teachers campaign.


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Arvest Bank recently awarded three Greater Tulsa area teachers as winners of Arvest’s We Love OK Teachers campaign, including Lynn Wood Elementary’s Judy Mullins.

Mullins received $500 for supplies to further the education of her students.

She plans to purchase a rolling cart to transport work from school to home along with books for each of her Tier 3, Title 1 students. 

“Thank you so much for your encouragement and support to all teachers in Oklahoma,” Mullins said. “I am honored and humbled to be a recipient of $500 to use in my classroom and other classrooms in our buildings.”

The additional winners are Jenks Northwest Elementary’s Sarah Beyer and Dawna Jones, with Tulsa Public Schools’ McClure Elementary.

The Arvest initiative to honor educators from a pool of more than 90 communities throughout the state by awarding more than $15,000 in prize money was launched in October. The campaign awarded a total of 33 teachers statewide.

“Teachers work tirelessly to shape and educate the children of Oklahoma, and we are grateful for their efforts,” says Arvest Marketing Manager Rita Garrison. “We hope these prizes can make their jobs a little easier.”

Towns included in the contest were: Adair, Ada, Afton, Aqua Park, Arkoma, Badger Lee, Bartlesville, Bethel, Bixby, Blackgum, Broken Arrow, Box, Catoosa, Chickasha, Choctaw, Choteau, Commerce, Copic Slab, Cottonwood, Coweta, Del City, Dale, Dewey, Duncan, Edmond, Elgin, Eufaula, Fairland, Foreman, Ft. Gibson, Gans, Glenpool, Gore, Gore Landing, Grove, Heavener, Jay, Jenks, Kansas, Lawton, Liberty, Marble City, Maple, McAlester, McLoud, Meeker, Miami, Midwest City, Moffett, Moore, Muldrow, Muskogee, Nicut, Norman, Nowata, Oklahoma City, Okmulgee, Owasso, Panama, Paradise Hill, PawPaw, Pocola, Poteau, Porter, Pryor, Quapaw, Redland, Reeder Ford, Roland, Sallisaw, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Seven Oaks, Shawnee, Spiro, Stillwater, Stilwell, Stoney Point, Sycamore, Tahlequah, Talihina, Tecumseh, Tulsa, Vian, Vinita, Wagoner, Walters, West Fort Smith, Westville, Wister, Wyandotte and Yukon.

Updated 12-19-2017

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