Two local teachers receive grants from SONIC Drive-In

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Two teachers in Mississippi will receive big bucks thanks to SONIC Drive-In’s annual ‘Limeades for Learning’ fall voting campaign.

Between Monday, September 30th and Sunday, October 27th, Sonic fans voted for projects they found most inspiring at limeadesforlearning.com, ranging from pencils and paper to tablets and robotic skits.

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When the vote concluded, two teachers, Kelli Santos and Rebecca Wetzel, at West Wortham Elementary received more than $2,000 for necessary supplies to inspire learning in their classrooms.

The campaign is in support of exceptional public teachers and West Wortham Assistant Principal Erin Cates says the school is grateful for the support. “It shows our students that not only is education important to their teachers, but it’s important to the community members that surround them. You know it gives them the opportunity to learn in a way that’s not typical, to get hands on experiences and to get opportunities that they wouldn’t normally have. It also shows their teachers love and support them and it helps them to not have to spend their projects out of their own wallet.”

Since 2009, Sonic donated more than 14 million dollars to support 17,000 classrooms across the country.