McDonald’s Restaurants of the Miami Valley presented education grant awards this week to a number of area schools, including Bellefontaine Elementary, Indian Lake Elementary and Calvary Christian School, during a recognition ceremony at the the Ray and Joan Kroc Center in Dayton.
More than $40,000 was awarded to 89 area teachers as part of the Make Activities Count grants program.
Local teachers who attended the ceremony included Cari Hyde from Calvary Christian School, Sara Stahler and Lauren Burkhardt from Bellefontaine Elementary, and Theresa Nelson from Indian Lake Elementary.
Over the last 11 years, McDonald’s has received more than 2,600 applications from schools all over the Miami Valley and has awarded more than 1,000 teachers with grants totaling more than $470,000. Grants are designed to supplement classroom curriculum with hands-on activities.
Teachers with kindergarten through eighth-grade classrooms in the Miami Valley, the greater Lima area and Richmond, Ind., are eligible to apply for the grants, which can be worth up to $500.