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"Tools 4 School: The A+ Giveaway"

Tools 4 School

Official Winners

One grand-prize winner, three first-prize winners and three second-prize winners were randomly selected in a "Tools 4 School" drawing held on Dec. 13. Read below to learn how each student feels they benefited by participating in Missouri's A+ Program.

taylor Felicia Decker, Ozark Technical Community College
Grand-prize winner of $2,500

I started college this fall and it is great knowing that the next two years will be paid for, so I can concentrate on my studies. It's a relief not to worry about being able to afford tuition.
   
emily Jennifer Dredge, State Fair Community College
First-prize winner of $1,000

With help from teachers and counselors, I was able to plan my two years at State Fair only having to purchase my books.
   
elizabeth Casey Johnson, Moberly Area Community College
First-prize winner of $1,000

This program provided me with the opportunity to tutor in an elementary summer school program for the Columbia Public School District. The A+ Program also made a huge difference with helping me start in college financially.
   
maci Micah Jo Lemaster, Crowder College
First-prize winner of $1,000

In the past two years, I have been blessed with the ability to use A+ funds to attend college. I am currently enrolled in the Teacher Education program, pursuing my AAT and hope to continue my education further.
   
maci Tara Taylor, Crowder College
Second-prize winner of $400

This program gave me a chance to get a quality education that I might not have gotten otherwise.
   
maci Tomorrow Whittom, North Central Missouri College
Second-prize winner of $400

I benefited from Missouri's A+ Program because it helped me to be a better student in high school. I was always focused on getting good grades and maintaining a high GPA. Also, it provided security, letting me know that I can go to college no matter how much money I had in the bank.
   
maci Chelsey Easter, Crowder College
Second-prize winner of $400

To earn my A+ scholarship, I tutored over 150 hours with elementary children. I learned I want to teach at that level.