VANCOUVER, Wash. — Sherry Lilly, a senior education student at Washington State University Vancouver, was honored as one of the six outstanding future math teachers in the United States by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Lilly, who lives in Battle Ground, received their professional development award, which includes a $1,000 cash award, at the NCTM national conference at San Antonio, Texas, on April 11.

Lilly will graduate as a teacher in May and is now completing her student teaching experience at Captain Strong Elementary School in the Battle Ground School District.

“I had always dreamed of teaching, and now my dream is coming true,” Lilly said. After raising her three children, she began working as a technical assistant in the Battle Ground School District. She enrolled at the Vancouver campus as a junior. She hopes to work as an elementary school teacher and wants to help children enjoy math.