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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.

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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