Steele at BHS awarded $500 by Arvest

posted Nov 27, 2017, 8:01 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Nov 27, 2017, 8:09 AM ]
Tina Steele, who teaches business classes at Bartlesville High School, has been awarded $500 by Arvest Bank as of one of thirty-three such awards given to teachers throughout the state as part of the bank's We Love OK Teachers campaign. 

Ms. Steele teaches a range of business computer classes at the Bartlesville High School including Business Computer Applications, Desktop Publishing 1 and 2, and Web Page 1 and 2. She plans to use the money to purchase additional curriculum to enhance what she is already teaching in the classroom. “I am always looking for ways not only to improve my teaching and curricula, but to build meaningful relationships with my students,” Steele said. “It is an honor to receive this award. I feel quite privileged to be working in Bartlesville, which is the best district in Oklahoma!”

In mid-October Arvest launched its initiative to honor educators from a pool of more than 90 communities throughout the state, awarding more than $15,000 in prize money based on nominations via the Arvest Bank Facebook page. 

The bank's program comes at a time when many school budgets across the state have been cut. “Arvest is so happy to help support Ms. Steele and all of our award recipients,” Arvest Marketing Manager Annah Fischer said. “Teachers work tirelessly to shape and educate the children of Oklahoma, and we are grateful for their efforts. 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.

Arvest Bank

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2017, operates more than 260 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 16 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 communities, with extended weekday banking hours at many locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.

Steele receives Arvest award
Arvest Marketing Manager Annah Fischer presented a $500 award to Bartlesville High School business teacher Tina Steele