Mrs. Bridget Buckley, Mena High School Alternative Education Teacher, was awarded one of the 29 statewide “We Love Arkansas Teachers” awards by Arvest Bank in Mena this morning. With this award, Mrs. Buckley received $500 that she can spend on classroom needs, supplies, or programs. During the “We Love Arkansas Teachers” campaign, Arvest Bank accepted public nominations of teacher names that Arkansas citizens and students felt were deserving of this award, in the form of one sentence. With only 29 awards given out across the state of Arkansas, in a total amount of $14,500, Buckley was the only winner from Mena. She was presented the award by Teresa Young and Damon Miller, of Arvest Bank branch in Mena.