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Teachers Wish List Giveaway

“California and Michigan lead the nation in unreimbursed teacher spending, with professionals in those states purchasing $644 and $628 in classroom supplies, respectively”~U.S News & World Report. Partnering with Fate’s Market, Harvitt Agency, JenTees Custom Logo Gear, Natural Northern Foods, Wolverine Cabinet Co., and Zen Massage & Wellness, together to fulfill a Teacher’s Wish List and show support for Northern Michigan educators! Five local teachers will directly benefit winning $600 to go towards their Wish List!

Thank you, Northern Michigan, for showing up for our teachers! We had over 2200 votes from across Northern Michigan! We will announce one winner per day on ‘the four’ beginning Thursday, Nov. 16!


  • Darcie Lewis, Farwell Elementary
  • Tristen Juergens, Atlanta Public Schools
  • Tracy Schieber, North Ohio Elementary
  • Ashley Brown, Cherry Knoll Elementary
  • Chad Coolman, Rogers City Middle and High School

Again congratulations to all those who were nominated: Beverly Warnock (Manton Schools), Andy Kibbe (Manton Consolidated), James Anderson (Northwest Education Services-formerly TBAISD), Casey Grimm (Central Lake Schools Science Dept.), Chad Coolman (Roger’s City Middle and High School), Rilla Snedded (Sheridan Elementary School-Petoskey), Madelyn Haskel (Pine River Elementary School), Lindsay Bertram (GT Norman Elementary-Reed City), Sally Petrich (Hillman Christian Academy), Karen Bolton (Mecosta Osceola Intermediate School), Kyle Williams (Manton Consolidated), Heather VanSteenis (North Ohio Elementary-Gaylord), Nicole Cheeseman-Lee (St. Ignace Area Schools), Tara Miller (Frankfort Elementary), Hailie Peitsch (Hillcrest Elementary School-Alma), Darcie Lewis (Farwell Elementary-Farwell), Lindsay Annelin (Eastern Elementary-Traverse City), Ashley Brown (Cherry Knoll), Renee Rosingana (Lincoln Elementary), Anna Luxford (Frankfort Elementary), Jason Lenon (Onekama Consolidated), Tracey Schieber (North Ohio Elementary-Gaylord), Tristen Juergens (Atlanta Public Schools), Kimberly Kelderhouse (Traverse City East Middle School), Matt Coppick (Reed City Middle School) and Jennifer Randall (Gladwin Elementary).


On average, Michigan teachers spend $628 dollars a year out of pocket for school supplies. Now, it’s time to give back! 9&10 News along with partners Fate’s Market, Harvitt Agency, JenTees Custom Logo Gear, Natural Northern Foods, Wolverine Cabinet Co., and Zen Massage & Wellness are thrilled to introduce the Teachers Wish List Giveaway.

The Teachers Wish List Giveaway is proudly sponsored by these local businesses:

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