Twenty-two area teachers were awarded $750 Grape Commission Awards Education Grants toward school projects.
The grants were established in 1993 by the California Table Grape Commission. This year’s recipients are:
• Emily Zabzdyr, Reagan Elementary in Clovis
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• April Wheaton, Coalinga High, and Darcie Elliot, Coalinga Middle
• Adam Guidi, Washington Intermediate in Dinuba
• Caitlin Scaife, Rocky Hill Elementary in Exeter
• Kyle Wiebe, Edison High, and Bridget Beal, Sequoia Middle, both in Fresno
• Barbara McPherson, Lincoln Elementary, and Garrett Smothers and Karla Walls, Rafer Johnson Junior High, both in Kingsburg
• Johnny Lopes, Laton High
• Christina Riche, John Adams Elementary, Cindy Florez, Nishimoto Elementary, and Donell Clark, Lincoln Elementary, all in Madera
• Rebecca Haley, Porterville High, Carolyn Arthur and Jon Innis, Monte Vista Elementary in Porterville
• Silvia Maldonado, Kettleman City Elementary
• Juan Martinez, Carl Smith Middle in Terra Bella
• Dustin McNearney and Salvador Juarez, Los Tules Middle, and Michael Conn, Mission Oak High, both in Tulare