A Mahoning Valley teacher was given a two-year lease on a brand new car Thursday through Sweeney Chevrolet's Equinox for Educators sweepstakes.

Steven Schrutleff, a freshman and senior AP English teacher from Boardman High School, was the finalist who drove the car home.

At the event, the finalists were each given an envelope with a key inside, with the winner's key starting the vehicle.

"On behalf of all teachers, the 250 people who were nominated, thank you it's not often you get this kind of recognition," said Schrutleff.

The public nominated teachers and the five finalists were chosen at random.