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Teacher selected for grant from McDonald’s Corp.

ELKINS — The McDonald’s of Elkins, owned and operated by John Ebert, just received word that there is a MAC Grant winner from the local area.

Tina Cooper, a teacher from Elkins Middle School, has been awarded $500 from McDonald’s. MAC Grants are given out each year to teachers in grades fifth through eighth.

Cooper has been an educator for 19 years, with the past seven years at Elkins Middle School. She lives in Elkins. Cooper’s award money will be used to purchase books and supplies for the Literature Circles. Students will read and discuss a piece of literature in depth. They will share their reactions to the novel, as well as discuss characters, plot-elements conflicts and text connections.

Literature teams are designed to allow positive academic interactions with their classmates while developing a love for reading.

The MAC Grant program, an initiative sponsored by the local McDonald’s owners/operators, is designed to help teachers Make Activities Count for the students.

The cash award is donated to help provide meaningful, hands-on-activities to enhance the learning process for students.

McDonald’s commends creativity and commitment to excellence in education. Because McDonald’s Corp. receives hundreds of MAC Grant applications, the judging process is a challenge.

A committee of educators, business professionals and representatives from McDonald’s look for submissions that are “the cream of the crop.” McDonald’s leaders are proud to support the efforts made by local educators. The MAC Grant maximum allowance is set at $500.

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