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Cy-Fair FCU awards 4 local teachers Extreme Classroom Makeovers

September 15, 2016

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Cameron Dickey, Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union president and CEO, presents Ault Elementary School teacher Julie Cooney with a $500 check for being the elementary winner of Cy-Fair FCU’s 
Extreme Classroom Makeover competition.

Courtesy Cy-Fair FCU press release

Sept. 15, 2016—Four Cypress-Fairbanks ISD teachers have been awarded hundreds of dollars to enhance their classrooms for local students as part of Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union’s (Cy-Fair FCU) Extreme Classroom Makeover competition.

The credit union, which was founded by 10 local educators and has historic ties to the school district, awarded $500 each to winning elementary, middle school and high school teachers to reimagine their classrooms in creative ways that maximize learning and student engagement. Another $300 runner-up prize was also awarded.

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Cameron Dickey, Cy-Fair FCU president and CEO, presents Cypress Falls High School teacher Stacy Love with a $500 check for being the high school winner of Cy-Fair FCU’s Extreme Classroom Makeover competition

According to Cy-Fair FCU President and CEO Cameron Dickey, the credit union’s annual Extreme Classroom Makeover competition is an opportunity to encourage and empower local teachers who often invest their own personal resources to give students the very best learning experience possible.

“Cypress-Fairbanks ISD has some of the best teachers in the country. Our Extreme Classroom Makeover competition is one way we show our appreciation and support for their dedication to the important work of educating our community’s next generation,” said Dickey.

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Cameron Dickey, Cy-Fair FCU president and CEO, presents Bleyl Middle School teacher Rowena Ward with a $500 check for being the middle school winner of Cy-Fair FCU’s Extreme Classroom Makeover competition.

The winners of Cy-Fair FCU’s 2016 Extreme Classroom Makeover include the following:

  • Julie Cooney, Ault Elementary School – Elementary Winner, $500;
  • Rowena Ward, Bleyl Middle School – Middle School Winner, $500;
  • Stacy Love, Cypress Falls High School – High School Winner, $500; and
  • Blanca Nunez, Black Elementary School – Runner-up, $300.

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Cameron Dickey, Cy-Fair FCU president and CEO, presents Black Elementary School teacher Blanca Nunez with a $300 check for being the runner-up in the Cy-Fair FCU Extreme Classroom Makeover competition.

To participate in the competition, teachers from across the district submit an essay stating why they are worthy recipients and how they will use the funds to benefit students. Dickey noted that Cy-Fair FCU has been supporting teachers in the district with its Extreme Classroom Makeover initiative for several years, and it’s one of the most anticipated activities of the credit union’s Community Advisory Committee.

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