TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — McDonald’s restaurant owners in Terre Haute and throughout the region are seeking nominees for this year’s McDonald’s Outstanding Educator Awards.

The 2023 awards will mark the fourth year of the program that aims to celebrate area teachers that go above and beyond in their efforts to educate and care for their students. Winners will be randomly chosen, and will receive one of two tiers of prizes.

Fifty educators will receive $100 Visa gift cards, while five educators will be given a $1,000 gift card to be used for their classrooms. In addition to the gift cards all winners receive a special commemorative mug, an outstanding educator certificate, as well as McDonald’s food vouchers that can be given to students deemed by the teachers to be deserving of a special reward.

“Year after year, our local educators amaze the community with their commitment to our children,” Terre Haute McDonald’s Owner/Operator Jami Kasprzyk said. “We want to hear the stories of local teachers who make a difference every day in the lives of their students so we can help celebrate them!”

Kasprzyk along with her husband, Nick, own McDonald’s locations in Terre Haute and Clinton, Indiana, as well as locations in Casey, Marshall, and Paris, Illinois.

The Kasprzyks are part of a larger group of McDonald’s owner/operators who partner together to recognize educators with this yearly awards program.

“The group says they are honored to celebrate local educators for a fourth year, especially as teachers are constantly adapting to whatever is thrown at them while ensuring that the children in local communities succeed,” a news release reads.

The nominations are open now through September 15 at this website.