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DeWitt Educator Wins Prestigious Michigan Lottery Teaching Award

The Michigan Lottery has recognized Stephanie Bowerson, an English teacher at DeWitt High School, as this week’s Excellence in Education award recipient. Bowerson received a $2,000 prize and remains in the running for the esteemed Educator of the Year award, which includes a $10,000 prize, announced by the Lottery on Tuesday.

“Recognizing Stephanie Bowerson for her exceptional contribution at DeWitt High School was truly an honor,” said Lottery Commissioner Suzanna Shkreli. She highlighted the importance of Bowerson’s role in fostering a positive school environment and her significant impact on the students.

Inspired by her own second-grade teacher, Bowerson always aspired to make a significant impact in education. “She made me feel smart and important,” Bowerson recalled. This early influence led her to utilize Beanie Babies as her first classroom audience, nurturing her passion for teaching.

With a decade of educational experience, including the last three years at DeWitt High, Bowerson continues to be inspired by her students’ potential and growth. “I love watching them grow and express their ideas about the future,” she shared.

A colleague’s nomination led to Bowerson’s recent accolade, underscoring her influence and dedication in the educational community. Bowerson holds a bachelor’s degree from Park University and a master’s from Western Governors University.

This recognition not only underscores Bowerson’s dedication but also exemplifies the influence shaping future generations within the community.

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