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Grahamwood Teachers Grace Henderson & Lindsey Rothenbach are awarded $10,000!

September 27, 2018

We are proud to announce that two Grahamwood Elementary teachers, Grace Henderson and Lindsey Rothenbach, were awarded $10,000 on the football field during the University of Memphis’ victory over South Alabama on Saturday. The Extra Yard for Teachers Award recognition took place during the 1st quarter in front of nearly 30,000 fans. The College Football Playoff Foundation, the American Athletic Conference, and Donorschoose.org combined efforts to award one Mid-South school’s teachers $10,000. Grahamwood Elementary Principal Pete Johnson and other members of the faculty joined the teachers on the field to accept the award. “I am over the moon excited about winning this award,” says Ms. Henderson. “I use Donors Choose quite frequently because it’s no secret that teachers are not handed a blank check to fill their classroom with everything we need. However, with resources such as this, I am able to give my students unique ways to engage and keep learning current.”

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