To celebrate the start of new school year, one of the state’s teachers will receive $200 in school supplies during Bedré Fine Chocolate’s “Stock the School” contest. Bedré officials also will stock the teachers’ lounge at the winner’s school with more than 350 chocolate Meltaways.

Beginning Aug. 22, Oklahomans are invited to visit the Bedré Fine Chocolate Facebook Pageat share their story of a current Oklahoma teacher who goes above and beyond for his or her students. Nominations could come from students, former students, parents, fellow teachers or anyone who knows an Oklahoma teacher who is doing an incredible job.

“This is a way to recognize our teachers, who do so much for their students and our communities day after day,” said Kay Colbert, Bedré Fine Chocolate general manager. “With the school year beginning across Oklahoma, we want to celebrate our teachers and the positive ways they impact lives.”

Staff at Bedré will narrow the nominations down to three finalists and encourage Facebook fans to vote for their favorite entry from Sept. 6-8. The winner will be announced in mid-September. Each nominee must currently teach in a K-12 school in Oklahoma. Complete rules will be available on Bedré’s Facebook page.