BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 17, 2002--Washington
WHO/ Washington Mutual Financial Center Manager Jennifer Hughes
WHAT: will surprise Bothell teacher Veronica Gallardo with $5,000
and an additional $5,000 for Veronica's school, Woodin
Veronica was a winner in Washington Mutual's "Give Teachers
a High 5" contest. More than 100 winners from across the
country were drawn for cash prizes totaling $500,000.
WHEN: Monday, March 18
WHERE: Woodin Elementary, 12950 NE 195th Street in Bothell
WHY: The "Give Teachers a High 5" contest is part of Washington
Mutual's ongoing support for teachers and education.
Professional development for teachers is increasingly
considered a critical component for improving schools.
HOW: Between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 at financial centers nationwide,
teachers could enter-to-win up to $5,000 for professional
development opportunities, with Washington Mutual making a
matching donation to the winning teacher's school. Washington
Mutual employees nationwide could also nominate teachers and
their schools for prize money.
Winners were drawn on January 15, 2002.
||Darcy Donahoe-Wilmot, 206/377-3635