Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union Announces Winner of Classroom Decorating Contest
CONTACT: Shellye Carpenter, Vice President – Marketing
Mission West Elementary School teacher Vera Gonzalez received one of six $500 cash prizes from Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union’s first annual “Classroom Decorating Contest.” BVSCU launched their contest in an effort to help teachers throughout their field of membership prepare their classrooms for the upcoming school year.
Each applicant was required to submit “before” photos of their classroom and an essay detailing how $500 in decorating assistance would help benefit their students. Gonzalez wrote in her essay, “…every child deserves a welcoming classroom…my goal is to make my class appealing and eye-catching. The majority of my summer is spent creating decorations…I would love to create a place where students can come eager to learn and enjoy the resources daily.”
BVSCU received 56 contest applications and the winners were selected by a panel of five judges. “We were excited to receive such a great response from the educational community,” said Yvonne Kershner, BVSCU President and CEO. “We learned a lot about the need for flexible seating, library storage and creative motivational tools through the photos and essays received,” she added.
Other winners came from Katy, Lamar Consolidated, Brenham and Bryan school districts. Brazos Valley School Credit Union serves over 50,000 members from 10 branch locations, including two in Rosenberg, one in Sugar Land and one in Missouri City. Membership is open to the educational community in 13 counties, family members, community residents and employees of Select Employer Groups.