NEW BERN, CRAVEN COUNTY -

Pecheles Honda of New Bern has awarded Kimberly Scott, a music teacher at Trent Park Elementary a brand new car for being named the Craven County Teacher of the Year.

Scott says the 2014 Honda Civic couldn't come soon enough. Her current car is eleven years old and starting to show some wear and tear.

Scott will have full use of the car within state limits for an entire year. The car is clearly designed with a decal on the side saying "Craven County Teacher of the Year".

Scott says this is the third year she has been nominated and was excited and surprised to win.

Scott has earned more than $20,000 worth of grant money while at Trent Park Elementary for instruments and materials in her music program.

Pecheles also awards teachers in other eastern Carolina counties where their dealerships are located. They say they plan on continuing to recognize teachers with a new car for years to come.