WNEM-TV5 is a proud partner in the Michigan Lottery Excellence in Education Award.

Each week, the Michigan Lottery will recognize outstanding K-12 teachers and staff who are making a significant impact in the lives of Michigan students. Selected educators will receive:

  • $1,500 cash prize

  • $500 grant to the educator's classroom, school or school district

  • And they'll be featured during a WNEM-TV5 broadcast

In addition, all Excellence in Education award winners will be automatically considered for the Michigan Lottery's Educator of the Year Award and a grand prize of $10,000.

We're looking for Michigan public school employees who represent the very best of the Michigan public school system. Nominees should demonstrate following qualities:

Excellence - Their work consistently helps students and/or their schools or school districts advance to higher levels of academic achievement.

Dedication - They consistently go above and beyond expectations to help students succeed.

Inspiration - Their work inspires others around them to exceed expectations either academically or professionally.

Leadership - They demonstrate clear leadership skills in their positions with their schools or school districts.

Effectiveness - The nominee's work has clear and positive results on the educational advancement of students within the school or school district.