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South Carolina Teacher of the Year.

Since 1999, BMW Manufacturing has been a sponsor of the annual South Carolina Teacher of the Year gala. The event is a testament to the daily dedication and commitment of South Carolina’s educators. Congratulations to 2025 South Carolina Teacher of the Year, Braden Wilson, a Social Studies teacher at Palmetto Middle School in Anderson School Distric One. 

As part of the celebration, BMW Manufacturing, the program’s premier sponsor, handed Wilson the keys to a 2024 BMW X5 xDrive40i. The Manhattan Green Metallic BMW X5 presented to Braden Wilson has Black Sensafin Upholstery with the 22-inch M double-spoke bi-color wheels. It includes the M Sport Package, panaromic Sky Lounge LED roof, and the BMW Curved Display with configurable 12.3-inch instrument cluster and 14.9-inch central information display. This year is the 25th anniversary of the BMW X5. Wilson will drive the X5 during her year-long sabbatical from the classroom as South Carolina’s public education ambassador. 

Along with the use of a BMW X5  for one year, Wilson receives a $25,000 cash award, a set of Micheln tires, a Bojangles $2,000 award, an exclusive Jostens Teacher of the Year ring, and complimentary admission to participate in Leadership South Carolina. She will officially serve as the state spokeperson for over 50,000 educators.

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