Marshfield High School teacher Cheryl Houk (third from left) is presented with a $500 award from Arvest Bank. She plans to use the money to enhance the learning environment in her classroom. With her are (from left) Darlene Lowder, Seneca Berry, Meredith Diehl and Alyssa Starnes

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Cheryl Houk from Marshfield High School as the winner of a $500 award given to teachers throughout its four-state footprint. A total of 131 awards, totaling $65,500, is being awarded this year.

Houk, who teaches at Marshfield High School, plans to use her prize money to enhance the learning environment in her classroom and provide more resources to her students.

The Arvest initiative to honor educators was launched on Oct. 7. Nominations were accepted via the Arvest Bank Facebook page.

"Arvest is thrilled to help support not only Ms. Houk, but all of our award recipients," said Kristin Mock, marketing manager for Arvest Bank in Springfield. "The kids in our community have top-notch teachers, and we are thrilled to have the chance to show them just how much we appreciate all their hard work."

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