The Michigan Lottery has played a big role in funding education in our state, which is why it has teamed up with MSU Men's Basketball Coach, Tom Izzo, and FOX 47 News to recognize excellent educators state-wide.
Alyona Troitsky, an 8th grade English teacher at Holt Junior High School in Holt, is this week's Michigan Lottery Excellence in Education award winner.
She immigrated from Russia when she was 9-years-old and learned English as her second language.
Alyona was recognized with a $500 check from the Michigan Lottery and her class will receive a $500 grant!
The Excellence in Education award is sponsored by the Michigan Lottery, proud to provide nearly 19 billion dollars to support public education over the past 40 years.
If you have someone you'd like to nominate for the next Excellence in Education award, click here .