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Making a Difference for Local Students

The Thomson Agency has been busy traveling to schools to present teachers with Back-to-School Grants of up to $100 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) Cathy Gronda of Tawas Area Schools Middle School in Tawas City

Jill Bartlett of Sterling Elementary School in Sterling

Debbie Szafranski of Pinconning Central Elementary School in Pinconning

Rebecca Field of Kolb Elementary School in Bay City

Gina Anderson of Kolb Elementary School in Bay City

April Cox of Hinks Elementary School in Alpena

Amanda Abbe of Faith Lutheran School in Bay City

Carissa Lough of Bay City Western High School in Auburn

Rebecca Salgat of Au Gres Sims School District in Au Gres