BROWNSVILLE — The school year is almost over and a few Valley teachers were recognized by the Brownsville Rotary Club in it's 20th Annual Teaching Excellence Award ceremony on Thursday. Five teachers received a personalized plaque and $1,000 dollars in honor of their hard work. Former Chairman Calvin Walker stated, "These are five excellent teachers and it's the best program that I think this club does." Event Chairman Robert Swantner also stated, "The two committee members and I look for people who go above and beyond. That spend a lot of time, not just in the classroom, but tutoring on the weekends and going the extra mile to help these children blossom even when so many of them having so many difficulties at home." The foundation has awarded more than $100,000 dollars to Valley teachers over the last 20 years.