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Numerous Halifax County teachers have been nominated in the N.C. School Heroes program, an effort by the North Carolina Education Lottery to recognize the accomplishments of these employees.

The Halifax County teachers nominated can be viewed at this link.

Statewide, North Carolinians have nominated more than 5,600 teachers and school workers for $10,000 awards in the program.

There has been at least one nomination from each of the state’s 100 counties with 14 receiving more than 100 nominations.

“These school hero stories demonstrate the amazing work occurring in our public schools,” said Mark Michalko, executive director of the lottery. “Teachers, cafeteria workers, custodians, school resource officers, all make a big difference for our students every day. We’re glad our School Heroes program shines a spotlight on their great work.”

The Education Lottery created the program as part of its support of public education in North Carolina and to help increase awareness of how the money raised by the lottery benefits the state.

North Carolinians have until Sunday, March 31, to nominate a School Hero or vote in support of their favorite. Judges will review the nominations of 200 School Heroes who get the most votes. Ten winners will be chosen to receive a $10,000 award for themselves and $10,000 for their schools.

Money raised by the lottery assists many of those School Heroes, including $386 million this year that supports the work of school support staff such as office assistants and custodians. Additional money will help build and repair schools, support the N.C. Pre-K program for at-risk 4-year-olds, provide college scholarships and grants based on financial need, and help meet school transportation needs.

As North Carolinians share their School Hero stories, they can discover on the website how money raised by the lottery benefits their own communities. All 100 counties of the state get support for education programs from money raised by the lottery. Last year, the lottery raised more than $670 million.