Oakcrest English teacher Cassandra Bunje has been nominated for the Monmouth University-William Roberts Outstanding Teaching Award, which recognizes secondary teachers who served as mentors and contributed to the education of current Monmouth University students.

Bunje was nominated by Monmouth University senior and Oakcrest High School alumna Janistie Medina.

One to three awards are made each year, with recipients receiving a $1,500 cash award and a dinner in their honor in May at Monmouth University.

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