Cesar Chavez: Science Teacher Shawn Rutan Won $5000 Fiesta Bowl Wishes for Teachers

Posted by Communications on 12/7/2016

Science teacher Shawn Rutan has won a $5,000 Fiesta Bowl Wishes for Teachers award, in partnership with College Football Playoff Foundation Extra Yard for Teachers.  Over 2,400 teachers from Arizona submitted applications, and Rutan’s wish was randomly selected to be granted.    Rutan’s wish is for a classroom set of tablets for the students to access environmental science information.  Each winning teacher is also invited to attend the Motel 6 Caxtus Bowl at Chase Field, December 27, where they will be honored on field with 99 fellow Wishes for Teachers recipients.  The Extra Yard for Teachers program is distributing $500,000 in Fiesta Bowl Wishes to 100 Arizona teachers.