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Making a Difference for Michigan Students

The Andy Steensma 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) Brian Mulder and Pamela VanVelsen at West Elementary School in Grandville, MI.

Gabriel Snyder of Lee High School

Jodi Barthel of Duncan Lake Early Childhood Center

Jonathan Haga of North Godwin Elementary School

Kjia Pawloski and Tom Trout of Robert L. Nickels Intermediate School

Meredith Greengard of Brookwood Elementary

Steve Uyl of Kraft Meadows Middle School, which won a $1,000 grant

Anita Niemi of NorthPointe Christian School

Lori VanderBaan of Grand Rapids Christian

Melanie Moerdyk of Plymouth Christian High School

Vanessa Richard of Challenger Elementary School