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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A high school math teacher has been named Oklahoma's Teacher of the Year.
Jason Scott Proctor was named Tuesday from among 12 finalists by state Superintendent Janet Barressi during a ceremony at the Oklahoma State Fair in Oklahoma City.
Proctor is Oklahoma's 60th Teacher of the Year and the first from Tahlequah. He will represent Oklahoma in the National Teacher of the Year competition next spring.
Proctor receives a new car to drive for appearances during the coming year. He and his school district each receive $5,000 in addition to numerous other prizes.
The 11 other finalists receive $1,000 each.
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