Olympia Foundation For Education (OFFE) President, Dee J. Martin, presented the annual grant awards to Olympia teachers who were selected from those who submitted applications to the foundation.
The 2016-2017 recipients and their selected projects were:
- Laura Baner (Olympia North) – Virtual Reality & Computer Programming
- Erin Birky & Peggy Braffet (Olympia West) – Healthy Habits – One Food at a Time
- Brenda Johnson, Wendy Wade, Tami Geurts, Alex Hembra, & Joe Neylon (Olympia Middle School) – 7th Grade Mystery Hunt
- Wendy Bowers (Olympia High School) – Par for the Course
- Chris Embry-Mohr (Olympia High School) – Olympia Research & Design
Mr. Martin commended these teachers for continuously trying to improve the educational climate for Olympia students. He stated that their creativity, caring, and perseverance makes a difference in the communities, and that they are one of the reasons that make the Olympia community a great place to live, work, and raise a family.