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30 Oklahoma Teachers Vying For 'Thank America's Teachers' Grants

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Thirty different Oklahoma teachers are hoping to get your votes to receive grants from Farmers Insurance.

Throughout the year, ‘Thank America’s Teachers and Farmers Insurance will give away more than $1 million in educational grants to our nation’s teachers, supporting proposals and exciting projects that make a difference,” the Farmers website says.

They say 180 teachers will receive $2,500 grants to fund classroom projects. This year, 29 Oklahoma teachers are in the running for those grants.

  • Michelle Mooney – Elk City, OK - Merritt Middle School
  • Dwight Justus – Edmond, OK - Cimarron Middle School
  • Diana Simpson – Seminole, OK - Betty L. Smith
  • Vickie Crossley – Newcastle, OK - Newcastle Middle School
  • Stephanie Murray – Norman, OK - Robin Hill Public School
  • Denise Griffin – Oklahoma City, OK - Westmoore High School
  • Virginia Fogg – Broken Bow, OK - Holly Creek Elementary School
  • Lora Greenwood – Owasso, OK - Rejoice Christian School
  • Natalie Seay – Ryan, OK - Ryan Public School
  • Christina Pickens – Tulsa, OK - Project Acceptance Traice Elementary
  • Tosha Powell – Moore, OK - Southmoore High School
  • Jon Mize – Tulsa, OK - Jones Elementary
  • Chance Scott – Newcastle, OK - Newcastle High School
  • Sanida Lipnicevic – Oklahoma City, OK - Hillcrest Elementary School
  • Rebecca Loomis – Edmond, OK - Oklahoma Christian Academy
  • Shelly Mangion – Chandler, OK - Park Road Elementary
  • Krista Clark – Seminole, OK - Seminole High School
  • Kristen Dean – Oklahoma City, OK - Central Oak Elementary
  • Laura Garner – Del City, OK - Christian Heritage Academy
  • Johna Roberts – Del City, OK - Christian Heritage Academy
  • Tami Low – Del City, OK - Christian Heritage Academy
  • Gina Riley – Seminole, OK - Seminole Middle School
  • Scott Gramling – Del City, OK - Christian Heritage Academy
  • Elvia Jasso – Oklahoma City, OK - Hillcrest Elementary
  • Michelle McCraw – Oklahoma City, OK - Central Oak Elementary
  • Albert Williams – Oklahoma City, OK - James L. Capps Middle School
  • John Swoboda – Tulsa, OK - East Central High School
  • Dana Richardson – Ardmore, OK - Plainview Primary School
  • Nicole Pearce – Mustang, OK - Canyon Ridge Intermediate School

In addition to the 180 $2,500 grants, Farmers said it will also award five $100,000 educational grants.

Clinton High School teacher, Sherrie Johnson, is the only Oklahoma teacher in the running for the $100,000 grant.

You can vote for as many proposals as you want, but you can only vote once a day for the same proposal.

Voting ends October 30.

You can learn more about the projects by visiting the Farmers Website here.

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