Congratulations to New Branches Charter Academy for winning the top prize of $15,000 in the third annual Grand Rapids Griffins and Farm Bureau Insurance Media Room Makeover contest.
New Branches will have the chance to purchase new computer hardware and software, furniture, and books, as well perform light construction on their media room. Terry Larkin, the principal of New Branches, is honored to have her school selected.
“Our students deserve the best, and this makeover will help provide them with a learning environment that they will be excited to learn in, and know that it was created just for them!” Larkin said. “The new media room will help improve how we teach technology and will provide them with quality equipment and comfortable seating while they work.”
New Branches is dedicated to providing a quality education that enables students to grow in a positive environment. School teachers and leaders work with parents and community partners to ensure the success of their students and create a love of learning.
“New Branches Charter Academy is a true example of teachers and administrators wanting to do more, be better, and enhance their students’ learning experience,” said Vic Verchereau, vice president of marketing at Farm Bureau Insurance. “We’re excited to be able to create a media center that will embrace their passion and support their students’ continued learning success.”
New Branches leadership will work with the Griffins, Farm Bureau Insurance and project contractor Mike Case, of Case Construction, to design, plan and execute the makeover.
“We appreciate our community partners and are grateful for their support,” Larkin said. “It is important for us to model what giving back to our community looks like, and this is a perfect example.”
The school will celebrate their media room makeover with a ribbon-cutting ceremony when school resumes in September.