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Excellence in Education 5/3/16: Yamaka Bracey

Posted at 8:22 PM, May 03, 2016

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.

Yamaka Bracey, a Fourth and Fifth Grade Teacher at Campus Elementary School in Grand Rapids, is this week's Michigan Lottery Excellence in Education award winner.

Yamaka was recognized with a $500 check from the Michigan Lottery and her class will receive a $500 grant!

She said her classrooms are like family, and she is thinking of getting laptops so the children can get more hands on experience with technology.

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.