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Excellence in Education 10/2/18: Adam Vallis

Posted: 7:25 AM, Oct 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-03 11:25:49Z

The Michigan Lottery has played a big role in funding education in our state, which is why it has teamed up with FOX 47 News to recognize excellent educators state-wide.

Adam Vallis from Lamphere High School in Madison Heights joins us as this week's Michigan Lottery Excellence in Education Award winner. 

"We lost a student several years ago to cancer. Mr. Vallis did what naturally comes to him, he led with compassion and grace and for that I will be always grateful to him."

Adam stated that "I have a poster in my room that says don't count the days, make the days count. And I tell them, you only have a certain amount of time to live. You don't know when, so what are you doing with your life?  I see the opportunity in kids and I don't want the opportunity to be lost."

Adam receives a $1500 check from the Michigan Lottery and his class at Yale High School receives a $500 grant.

The Excellence in Education award is sponsored by the Michigan Lottery, proud to provide more than $20 billion to support public education since 1972!

If you know of an excellence educator in your district that you'd like to see win this award, fill out this  nomination form