STCU awards $20,000 in classroom grants

BRIDGEPORT/OMAK - Teachers in the Columbia Basin and North Central Washington are among those receiving $200 for their classrooms.

STCU, which was founded by high school teachers in 1934, is again honoring its roots by awarding a total of $20,000 to 100 randomly drawn educators. Winners can spend their grants on anything that will enhance students’ classroom experience, whether a basic need or something special.

Local winners, who were notified last week, are:


Bridgeport School District

     •    Amanda Sloss, Bridgeport Elementary School

     •    Carina Hernandez, Bridgeport Elementary School

Cascade School District

     •    Malia Renner-Singer, Cascade High School

Omak School District 

     •    Lynn Hoover, Omak Middle School

     •    Steven Duncan, East Omak Elementary School

Tonasket School District

     •    Brian Ellis, Tonasket Middle School

     •    Kristine Ward, Tonasket Elementary School


The online drawing was open to teachers, counselors, and other classroom-based positions at public and private districts served by Washington ESDs 101, 123 and 171, or in the eight northernmost counties of Idaho. 2023 marks the tenth year that STCU has offered the grants.




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