Recognizing that difficult economic times have made it hard for parents to provide all the necessary back-to-school supplies needed, Findlay SubaruPrescott, working with the Yavapai County Education Foundation selected 25 teachers in schools throughout Yavapai County to receive $500 each.
Each teacher will select needy students in their classes and give them funds to buy school supplies. David “Mac” Macfarlane, Subaru general manager, and Mike Ellegood, YCEF president, presented the grants Sept. 24 at the dealership.
Ellegood praised Findlay Subaru-Prescott for “its ongoing support of education, teachers and students throughout the county for the past several years.”
Recipients included: Jessica Marks, Aspire High School, Prescott; Leah Cunningham, Bagdad Middle and High School; Melissa Howe, Camp Verde Elementary; Jesse Luera, Camp Verde High; Janice Fortier, Canyon Elementary, Black Canyon City; Macie Fincher, Chino Valley High School; Samantha Freeman, Clarkdale-Jerome Elementary; Lily Davis, Cottonwood Community School; Kami Gastineau, Coyote Springs; Lacey Coonfield, Daniel Bright School, Prescott Valley; Anika Van Orden, Heritage Middle School, Chino Valley; Melissa Walker, Humboldt Elementary, Prescott Valley; Kim Dillon, Lincoln School, Prescott; Naomi Akans, Mingus Springs Charter, Chino Valley; Mike Dougherty, for seven Mountain Institute Career Technical Educational District (MICTED) schools; Deborah Griffin, Mountain View Elementary, Prescott Valley; Taylor Kelling, Northpoint Expeditionary Academy, Prescott; Becky Fitch, PACE, Prescott Valley; Lori Stuckman, Prescott Lakes Parkway School; Bob Wentsch, Sedona Charter School; Elizabeth Tavased, West Sedona Elementary; Katie Sevey, Willow Creek Charter, Prescott; and Ginger Flaumenhaft, Yavapai County High School, Prescott Valley.
Yavapai County Superintendent of Schools Tim Carter said he was especially proud of local businesses that used their influence to do some positive for education.
Macfarlane said the grants had increased by $2,500 from last year and would increase to $15,000 in 2023.