BOTETOURT Co., Va. -

It may be spring, but in Botetourt County, they are celebrating Summer.

Summer Underwood was honored in a surprise ceremony as one of eight super teachers around the state.

The Virginia Parent-Teacher Association and the Virginia Lottery sponsor the award of $4,000.

Underwood was nominated by a fellow teacher for all her hard work supporting Rachel's Challenge, which seeks to increase compassion and community within schools.

“It was very humbling to hear Stephanie read her letter and to know the lottery lady said there were lots of letters,” Underwood said. “It's very humbling to know that all of them think that much to write a letter for me.”