Character Through Diversity, Challenge & Accomplishment
The Air Force Academy was awarded a $10,000 grant from the College Football Playoff Foundation to run a promotion in line with the Extra Yard for Teachers campaign.
Students were able to nominate their favorite teacher on the website all week.
The AFA picked 10 exceptional teachers who each received a $1,000 grant to go towards supplies in their classroom.
Stratton Meadows Elementary teacher Svenja Carlson was selected from 178 applications. The AFA mascot, the Bird, came to the school and surprised Svenja with the award.
On September 23, the teachers were also recognized on the field and presented with a large check during the AFA home game against San Diego State.