Fiesta Bowl Grants Wishes for Teachers
The Palo Verde Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers program grants classroom wishes to teachers across the state of Arizona. As a way to support, celebrate and honor Arizona educators, teachers are invited to fill out an online application detailing their school and classroom wishes. Wishes are selected by a random drawing to receive a grant. The following Dysart teachers were recognized and will receive a $2,500 grant courtesy of the Fiesta Bowl Charities and Palo Verde:
Sunny Plant from Sonoran Heights Middle School plans to build a comfortable and quiet study area for their students to complete their work outside of the classroom.
Rachel Plitzuweit from Asante Preparatory Academy requested funds to provide volleyball and badminton equipment for their physical education class.
Angie Kemp from Cimarron Springs Middle School will use the funds to purchase new equipment for their physical education class.
Shermeka Henry from Countryside Elementary School would like to provide resources such as shoes, clothing, books and school supplies for their students.
Marichou Beltran from Kingswood Elementary School will use the grant to provide sensory and reading materials for their students.
Christina Tormollan from Luke Elementary School requested funds to build an e-sport arena in their school library.
Nicchia Bellitto from Mountain View Elementary School would like to purchase whiteboards for their classroom.
Mallory Stradley from Surprise Elementary School will utilize the grant to provide science materials for their class.
Lucy Blanco and Jessica Delgado from El Mirage Elementary School will purchase tablets and books for their Kindergarten students.
Crystal Salazar Campa from Rancho Gabriela Elementary School will use the funds to purchase sensory tools, math materials, and reading materials for their students.
Nadine Soto from Shadow Ridge High School will utilize the grant to provide resources, candy, and yard games as enrichment for their students.
In its eight years, Wishes for Teachers granted over $6.95 million to more than 2,100 Arizona teachers, impacting 920,000+ students across the state. All wish recipients become part of the Fiesta Bowl family and can participate in community events throughout the year. "The Fiesta Bowl Organization is deeply committed to Arizona teachers and their vital role in developing our future citizens, workforce, civic, community and business leaders. We are pleased to increase our support and provide funding to 500 teachers for supplemental resources to aid their students," said Fiesta Bowl Executive Director & CEO Erik Moses.
"The Palo Verde Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers program means so much to teachers, who often spend money out of their own pockets to enhance their classrooms and to best serve their students. It's important that we celebrate, honor and support teachers for all they give to Arizona's students."