Honor Credit Union announces winners of annual Teacher Awards

Published 2:55 pm Monday, November 27, 2023

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Honor Credit Union announced Monday its annual Teacher Award winners.

For more than 10 years, Honor Credit Union has supported educators in its communities through its Annual Teacher Awards, athletic programs, and an abundance of community partnerships throughout the years.

This year, Honor increased the value of its teacher awards to $500 per winner, increasing the total amount awarded to teachers to $15,000. Submission totals were just under 1,000 entries from teachers across 28 member center communities.

To apply, teachers submitted a short essay explaining how they would use the money to better their students’ education. After a blind selection, Honor team members chose winners and congratulated them on being the 2023 recipients. Recipients chose from their choice between a $500 Amazon digital gift card or check made payable to their school to be used in their classroom or school.

Listed are the winners from Leader Publications’ coverage area:

Buchanan Community Schools ‐ Jennifer Lentz

Dowagiac Union Schools ‐ McKenzie Collins

Berrien RESA ‐ Sarah Klee