|[February 28, 2013]
Winners Named in Great American Classroom Makeover
CINCINNATI --(Business Wire)--
Great American Financial Resources®, Inc., is helping to
revitalize classrooms with the fifth annual Great American Classroom
Makeover. The national contest gives educators the opportunity to
nominate classrooms to receive cash for necessary updates or supplies.
Classroom winners also receive a matching prize for their school.
Ten finalists were selected from more than 575 entries. The winners were
determined by an online public vote throughout February 2013. More than
65,000 votes were received, and the winners are:
Mindy Shaw, Riverside Elementary School - Chattaroy, WA
for Shaw's classroom, $5,000 for Riverside Elementary School
Shaw's rural eastern Washington school, her technology lab contains
broken chairs and 30 antiquated, slow computers - only half of which
operate consistently. This Classroom Makeover will help Riverside
students in kindergarten through fifth grade become tech-savvy. Ms.
Shaw commented, "As teachers, we are constantly asked to do more with
less and we do so…because we love our kids and live to teach."
Sandra Wurdeman, Mosinee Middle School Library - Mosinee, WI
for the library, $2,500 for Mosinee Middle School
school library, originally built in the 1930s, received 20,000
visitors last school year. She seeks updated wiring, sound tiles,
shelving and carpet to help support her students' current needs.
Additionaly, a Classroom Makeover will help create a handicapped
accessible instructional space with interactive technologies.
Mary Gage, Steppingstone School - Farmington Hills, MI
for Gage's classroom, $1,000 for Steppingstone School
many schools accept the challenge of converting a used car dealership
into a school Gage will use a Classroom Makeover to create a
weather-tight, temperature-controlled environment that supports great
art and science, complete with wash basins, canvases and more.
According to Ms. Gage, "Receiving this grant will not only finish a
project that never ends, it will allow it to get started!"
Representatives from Great American Financial Resources will be visiting
the winning teachers during March and April 2013 to present the awards.
For more information about the winners, visit www.TeachersDeserveTheBest.com.
About Great American Financial Resources
The subsidiaries of Great
American Financial Resources offer retirement solutions
through the sale of traditional fixed and indexed annuities in the
education, bank and individual markets. The company's subsidiaries
include Great American Life Insurance Company® and Annuity
Investors Life Insurance Company®. GAFRI is a member of the Great
American Insurance Group, whose roots go back to 1872 with the
founding of its flagship company, Great American Insurance Company. The
members of Great American Insurance Group are subsidiaries of American
Financial Group, Inc. AFG's common stock is listed and traded on the
New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol
"AFG". Learn more at www.GAFRI.com.
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