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Honey Dew Donuts® Establishes “Teacher of the Year” Award!

Posted 02/16/16

For Immediate Release:
February 16, 2016

Kara Bowen
Community Manager
Honey Dew Associates, Inc.

Honey Dew Donuts® Establishes “Teacher of the Year” Award!
Winning teacher will receive a $5,000 grant to use towards their classroom and a $500 Honey Dew Donuts Gift Card.

Plainville, MA—Honey Dew Donuts® is proud to announce this spring, they will honor and present the first ever Honey Dew Donuts “Teacher of the Year Award”.  One deserving teacher will receive a $5,000 grant to put toward their classroom or any desired area of their school. As an added ‘perk’, the winning teacher will also receive a $500 Honey Dew Donuts Gift Card to keep for themselves!

The Honey Dew Donuts Teacher of the Year will be chosen based on recommendations from a current or past student, a parent(s) of student, school administrator, or a colleague who nominates them. Starting today and running through March 31, nominators will be able to submit information about a teacher they want to recommend for this award downloading an application from our website, The nominator can submit the form by email or by regular mail. After a selection process using criteria that includes short essay questions, Honey Dew will select and notify nominees, who will then be evaluated by a panel of judges consisting of state and community leaders. After all applications have been read, one nominee will be selected as the Honey Dew Donuts® Teacher of the Year! Honey Dew will announce the winner and surprise the teacher at their school on or around June 8, 2016 with a big presentation check, $500 gift card and treats for the classroom!

“A Teacher is one of the most important assets in a child’s life. They are empowering, selfless, inspirational and they deserve to be recognized for their positive impact on their school community”, said Honey Dew Donuts® Founder and Owner Richard Bowen. “With budget cuts continuing to happen in so many communities, we are proud to award this grant to a teacher who can do amazing things for their students and school.”

Admission is open to all active teachers in public or private school districts located in Massachusetts, Rhode Island or New Hampshire.
Also in early June, alongside the Teacher of the Year Award, Honey Dew Donuts® hosts their Annual Scholarship Breakfast where they present scholarships to over 50 local graduating high school seniors. The Honey Dew Donuts® Scholarship Program was established in 1999 and to date has awarded over 1,350 scholarships! The Honey Dew Donuts® Scholarship is open to all graduating high school seniors who are attending a four year college or university, have a B- or better GPA, and who participate in community service. To learn more about the scholarship program, please visit


About Honey Dew Donuts®

Founded in 1973 by Richard Bowen, Honey Dew Donuts® is New England’s largest locally owned coffee and donut shop chain with over 140 locations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. For more information, visit www.honeydewdonuts.comHoney Dew Donuts® is a registered trade name of Honey Dew Associates, Inc.  Stay in touch by becoming a fan of Honey Dew Donuts® on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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