Bethel Awards

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Last year’s ACE Award winners – Debi Bostwick, Jenny Sink, Royal Yoakum and Phil Drake – each won $1,000 for the school projects of their choice.

The 12th annual ACE (A Champion in Education) Awards will honor local teachers, classified staff, volunteers and administrators.

Nominate a deserving individual here.

A $1,000 cash award will be presented to the Bethel winners in each of the four categories, which can be used for the school projects of their choice.

The ACE Awards nominating criteria is specific. The best nominations do more than give facts; they tell a story about the nominee.

It’s important to follow these nominating tips.

Submissions are being accepted through March 24th. The nominees will be celebrated and the “Champions” will be announced at a special awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 25th at the Hult Center’s Soreng Theater.

The ACE Awards are generously sponsored by the local business community, Oregon Community Credit Union, and the Eugene and Springfield Chambers of Commerce.

Some of the past Bethel winners include Continue reading

Prairie Mountain teacher Jenifer Gerlach celebrates after being surprised with a Bethel Education Foundation grant.

Prairie Mountain teacher Jenifer Gerlach celebrates after being surprised with a Bethel Education Foundation grant.

Cheers and tears greeted Bethel Education Foundation representatives as they handed out more than $36,000 in grants to dozens of Bethel educators.

The BEF will be funding a variety of exciting and innovative projects to benefit Bethel students at all grade levels, everything from technology to trips and rockets to robots.

The educators didn’t know that the BEF was coming, but they heard the small group of 6th grade Shasta band students marching down the hall leading the grant parade into their classrooms.

The BEF has been raising funds to support teachers’ special projects for seven years.

If you would like to contribute in order to help the Foundation continue to provide this support, click here.

The Oregon Duck presents a $10,000 check to the Bethel Education Foundation's Brooke Cottle. The windfall will go to Bethel classrooms in the form of BEF mini-grants.

The Oregon Duck presents a $10,000 check to the Bethel Education Foundation’s Brooke Cottle. The windfall will go to Bethel classrooms in the form of BEF mini-grants.

One of the best parts of the Oregon Ducks’ final home football game came during the third quarter.

The Oregon Duck presented a $10,000 check to the Bethel Education Foundation.

The windfall is a grant from the College Football Playoff Foundation. Each PAC-12 school – including the UO – received the money and former Bethel principal Glen Martz recommended that the UO donate the $10,000 to the BEF.

BEF co-founder Brooke Cottle was welcomed onto the Autzen Stadium turf to accept the giant check.

Not only will Bethel students benefit from this generous donation, UO athletes will be on hand to help BEF board members present the grant awards to surprised Bethel educators on Wednesday, December 14.

Winners of the Turnaround Achievement Awards are Nyah Hammond, Trey Dougherty, Austyn Wright, Kennedy Brown, Cody Melton and Indiana Hash.

Winners of the Turnaround Achievement Awards are Austyn Wright, Trey Dougherty, Nyah Hammond, Kennedy Brown, Cody Melton and Indiana Hash.

Facing difficult circumstances and sometimes incredible setbacks, these Bethel students have managed to overcome significant obstacles to become successful in school and beyond.

They have turned things around and are now winners of the annual Turnaround Achievement Awards.

Created by Colleen and Mike Bellotti of UO football fame, the 21st annual Turnaround Achievement Awards recognize local middle and high school students who have overcome adversity to achieve their goals.

Cody Melton, Cascade; Nyah Hammond, Meadow View; Austyn Wright, Prairie Mountain; Indiana Hash, Shasta; Trey Dougherty, Kalapuya; and Kennedy Brown, Willamette each received a plaque at a special awards luncheon.

It’s meaningful and well-deserved recognition for the students, and a sign of more good things to come.

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