DUNDEE, Mich. — Nicole Bahny is being recognized for her Excellence in Education.
"Miss Bahny is a perfect example of a teacher who loves her students, engages her students, and makes a difference," Nicole's nominator wrote in a letter.
“We work very hard just be acknowledged for that,” says Nicole, "because we're doing everything for the kids. It's special.”
Nicole also had some advice to give to students:
"Just always work your hardest and do what you know is the right thing to do at the end of the day."
Nicole has received a $1,500 check from the Michigan Lottery, and her class at Dundee Middle School will receive a $500 grant.
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