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PORTLAND, Ore. – OnPoint CU, formerly Portland Teachers CU, on National Teachers’ Day May 3 will reward 10 great teachers with cash prizes – including one who will get his or her mortgage paid for a year.

The $3 billion credit union also will award its Educator of the Year’s school with a $5,000 grant for resources and supplies as part of its second annual Circle of Excellence contest.

The contest honors local teachers that work to inspire enthusiasm and creativity in the classroom and have made an impact on students and their families. The 10 teachers were chosen from nearly 150 qualified nominees by the OnPoint Prize Selection Committee.  Three finalists will win $1,500 each and $1,500 for their respective schools. Five semi-finalists will be given $250 each for their respective schools.

One finalist will be named the Community Choice winner as voted on by the community.  The public is invited to vote for its favorite teacher by visiting www.onpointprize.com to review the bios for each of the Circle of Excellence finalists. The Community Choice winner will receive $1,500, plus $1,500 for his/her school for resources and supplies. Voting is open to the public until April 30.


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