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Making a Difference for Dowagiac, Buchanan students

Abbi Wegner and Dean Hagen presented Meemic Foundation grants to local teachers.

Abbi presented grants to Dianne Ross of Moccasin Elementary in Buchanan and Ashley Slusher of Patrick Hamilton Elementary in Dowagiac. Dianne will buy stand-up desk with fidget bars for her special needs students. Ashley will purchase a diverse selection of novels to help her students become more effective readers.

Dean visited Meemic Masterpieces winner Elizabeth Davis of Dowagiac Union High School to deliver her Kindle Fire. The school will also get a grant for art supplies. The school’s art teacher is Dean Hill, and Elizabeth was sponsored by Foundation Club member and school mentor Teri Frantz.


Dean Hill (left), Dean Hagen, Elizabeth Davis and Teri Frantz

Principal Heather Nash (left), Ashley Slusher and Abbi Wegner

Principal Mark Nixon (left), Dianne Ross and Abbi Wegner