With Dorchester Teacher’s Prize, The Pupils Win
It’s the last day before Christmas break, and Nicole Bollerman is teaching her third-grade class at UP Academy Dorchester a reading lesson.
Just before Thanksgiving, she saw an ad for a contest — the #WishForOthers campaign — inviting people to submit a wish the sponsor company could grant.
A remarkable chain of events followed. First, Capital One, the contest sponsor, agreed to send all her kids books. Then, Bollerman, who is 26, won one of the grand prizes — $150,000 — and quickly announced she would give it all to the school.