Ms. Dolph Receives Unsung Heroes Award

Congratulations to Ms. Amanda Dolph for being selected as a 2020 Voya Unsung Heroes award winner.  She received a plaque and a $2000 grant to use for her classroom and students.  The plaque states:

In recognition of  innovation and excellence in education.  Voya Unsung Heroes awards program honors American classroom heroes and their innovative programs that take student learning to new heights.

From Voya: 

More about Voya’s Unsung Heroes

Voya Unsung Heroes handed out its first awards in 1996 as a way for Voya Financial to demonstrate its commitment to the education community. Grants are given to K-12 educators utilizing new teaching methods and techniques that improve learning.

Each year, educators submit applications for a Voya Unsung Heroes grant by describing projects they have initiated or would like to pursue. Each project is judged on its:

  • Innovative method
  • Creativity
  • Ability to positively influence the students

Each year, 50 finalists are selected to receive a $2,000 grant, payable to both the winning teacher and his or her school. At least one grant is awarded in each of the 50 states, provided at least one qualified application was received from each state. Winners are selected by Scholarship America, a national non-profit educational support and student aid service organization.

Of the 50 finalists, three are selected for additional financial awards: $25,000 for first place; $10,000 for second place; and $5,000 for third place.

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