OnPoint Community Credit Union Names Finalists for its Annual Prize for Excellence in Education

Press Release

PORTLAND, Ore., May 12, 2017—OnPoint Community Credit Union recently announced the finalists of its OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education. The eighth annual contest honors local educators that work to inspire enthusiasm and creativity in the classroom and have made an impact on students and their families. The finalists were chosen by the OnPoint Prize Selection Committee.

On Thursday, May 25, OnPoint will announce one K-8 teacher and one 9-12 teacher as Educators of the Year, paying their mortgages for one school year and donating $2,500 to their schools. In addition, one K-8 teacher and one 9-12 teacher will be Finalists and will each receive $2,500 for themselves and $1,000 for their schools for resources and supplies.

The 2017 finalists: (in alphabetical order by category)

K-8 Finalist – James Nosen – Art
Baker Prairie Middle School | Canby School District | Canby, Oregon

K-8 Finalist – Amy Pederson – Kindergarten
Mt. Scott Elementary School | North Clackamas School District | Happy Valley, Oregon

9-12 Finalist – Ines Kuna – 9-12th grade/English
Vancouver iTech Preparatory | Vancouver Public Schools | Vancouver, Washington

9-12 Finalist – David Valenzuela – 9-12th grade/Biomedical Sciences
Madison High School | Portland Public Schools | Portland, Oregon

Learn more about the finalists at www.onpointprize.com.


OnPoint Community Credit Union is the largest credit union in Oregon, serving more than 321,000 members and with assets of $4.8 billion. Founded in 1932, OnPoint Community Credit Union’s membership is available to anyone who lives or works in one of 13 Oregon (Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington and Yamhill) and two Washington counties (Skamania and Clark) and their immediate family members. More information is available at www.onpointcu.com or 503-228-7077 or 800-527-3932.

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