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Somersworth Teacher Receives $2,000 Grant: Coastal Education News

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Somersworth Teachers’ Innovative Teaching Program Receives $2,000 Financial Support from Voya Financial

Somersworth — Voya Financial, Inc., a leading provider of retirement plans for educators, today announced that Emily Wilson and Laura Basdekis, teachers at Maplewood School in Somersworth, were part of the company’s 2022 Unsung Heroes Awards competition. announced that it has received a grant of $2,000. Wilson and Basdekis are the only winners from all of New Hampshire.

For 26 years, the Voya Unsung Heroes program has awarded grants to U.S. K-12 educators for their innovative teaching methods, creative educational projects, and ability to positively impact the children they teach. I have praised Since the program’s inception, Voya has awarded her more than $5.9 million to support educators through this nationwide program.

“Educators like Emily and Laura will have a profound impact on and shape our country’s future leaders,” said Voya Chief Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Officer and president of the Voya Foundation. Angela Harrell says For 26 years, we’ve been helping educators go the extra mile to enrich the lives of their students through Voya Unsung Heroes and other education-oriented programs. ”