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McDonald's awards $50,000 to local teachers

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Posted at 12:05 AM, Nov 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-26 03:05:07-05

On Nov. 14, McDonald’s Southern Nevada owner operators hosted a recognition ceremony to award more than 110 teachers, from grades kindergarten through eighth grade, with a total of $50,000 for its annual Make Activities Count Grants program.

The check presentation at Somerset Academy – Stephanie Campus, was attended by more than 200 teachers, families and school administrators and more than a dozen McDonald’s owner/operators.

The MAC Grants program provides local teachers an opportunity to fund an activity that gives students a learning experience they may not otherwise be able to afford.

Grant recipients are teachers who submitted applications to McDonald’s owner operators describing the specific activities they plan to provide to their students with the funding during the 2016-2017 school year. In recent years, MAC Grants funding has provided local classes with STEM robotics programs, green houses, zoo visits and cooking classes.