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Cox, First Lady Donna Edwards recognize teachers

Posted at 5:49 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 19:51:12-04

Cox Louisiana and Louisiana's First Lady Donna Edwards, are recognizing teachers across the state before they head back to school.

22 teachers were recognized and awarded with grants as part of Cox's Innovation in Education campaign.

The campaign, launched in 2015 in Cox's Southeast Region, is branded "Give Where You Live." Dollars raised in each market stay in the market. This year, Cox employees donated $38,893.00 throughout Louisiana and $5,500 in Acadiana. To date, employees have donated more than $640,000 to teachers and non-profit organizations in the Southeast Region.

This year, Ovey Comeaux High School, Magnolia Elementary, James A. Herod Elementary, and St. Martinville Primary were selected as recipients of a grant.

Mrs. Edwards recognized teachers in a virtual awards ceremony on Tuesday and encouraged them to continue innovating in the coming school year.

"From Westwego, to Baton Rouge, St. Martinville and New Orleans, educators this year have challenged themselves to innovate and develop K-12 programs like Outdoor Urban Gardens, Drone Programming for Education, and Reflex Mathematics," said First Lady Donna Edwards. "These programs and others like them will reach multiple grade levels and disciplines and impact student performance in many positive ways."

Of the campaign, senior vice president and region manager for Cox Southeast Anthony Pope said, "Not only is every dollar of the Cox Charities grants generated directly from the paychecks of generous, caring Cox employees, but a local team of employees reads through every application and determines how the dollars will be best invested to impact positive change in the communities we serve."

Also recognized were teachers in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

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