|Walmart associates and Cataract Elementary staff|
"We realize that you care for our children and treat them as your own. We believe that the knowledge and skills you teach them now shape them into the men and women they become," Dane Higbee, electronics associate, said.
"We know that in these challenging times you and teachers across this country continue to provide for them out of your own pockets to maximize their learning experience. Whether it's a child who needs a pencil because he doesn't have one or a child who cannot learn because she is hungry and cannot concentrate, we know that you use your own money to meet the needs of these children so that they can learn," Higbee said.
Through the Teacher Rewards program, Walmart will provide up to $4.5 million to 90,000 teachers across the United States. At Cataract, $1,000 was distributed to Danielle Peterson, Kim Callahan, Sarah Langrehr, Julie Nicolai, Christi Gronemus, Roxie Culpitt, Colleen Elin, Heather Gartner, Darla Schroeder, Chris Bright, Denise Geiwitz, Cori Koch and Melissa Herek.