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Making a Difference for Local Students

The Trombley Insurance Agency has been busy traveling to schools to present teachers with Back-to-School Grants of up to $1,000 from The Meemic Foundation. According to a 2013 survey by the National School Supply and Equipment Association, public school teachers spend $1.6 billion out of pocket each year for supplies and gear for and gear for the classrooms. The BtS Grant will help teachers offset those costs.

The winners: (top) Heidi Bommarito of TL Handy Middle School in Bay City
Bridgette Dammann of Shields Elementary School in Saginaw
Jessica Nieuwkoop of Owosso High School in Owosso

Lisa Ayling of North Elementary in Saginaw
Michelle Perry of New Lothrop Elementary in New Lothrop
Lisa Briggs of Haslett Public Schools in Haslett

Kelly Fischer of Beaverton Rural School in Beaverton
Jacklyn Bukovick of Bryant Elementary in Owosso  
Paula Dobson of Durand Middle School in Durand  

Kathleen McMann of Merrill Park Elementary School in Saginaw  
Cindy Tarnowski of Longview Early Childhood Center in Midland  
Courtney Callahan of North Elementary School in Birch Run

Jill Schwedler of Carrollton Elementary School in Saginaw
Tracy Merry of Chestnut Hill Elementary School in Midland
Kendra Nichols at Lindsay Elementary School in Bay City

Julia Leach at List Elementary School in Frankenmuth
Lynda Thayer of Swan Valley High School in Saginaw
Erin Southwell of Pine River Elementary in Midland

Jayme Swanson of Northeast Middle School in Midland
Phyllis Osier of Millet Learning Center in Saginaw
Ashley Rapanos of Midland High School in Midland

Karrie Marciniak of Mackensen Elementary in Bay City
Jessie Bassett of Frankenmuth High School in Frankenmuth
Jennifer Bristol of Frankenmuth High School in Frankenmuth
Luke Sheppard of Frankenmuth High School in Frankenmuth

Cheryl Taylor and Brigette Uhrich of Transitions Center School in Saginaw
Rebecca Kipp and Bart Wegenke of Haslett High School in Haslett