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- Naples High School JROTC teacher Paul Garrah is surprised by visitors bearing a grant check from Champions for Learning on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.

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DAVID ALBERS/STAFF - Naples High School JROTC teacher Paul Garrah is surprised by visitors bearing a grant check from Champions for Learning on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.

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- Gulfview Middle School math teacher Soraya Ahmed reacts to the surprise presentation of a grant check for her classroom from Champions for Learning on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
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- Gulfview Middle School math teacher Soraya Ahmed reacts to the presentation of a grant check for her classroom by PNC Wealth Director Bob Saltarelli during a surprise check delivery by Champions for Learning on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
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- Students of Gulfview Middle School math teacher Soraya Ahmed applaud as she is presented a grant check for her classroom from Champions for Learning on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
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- Gulfview Middle School teacher Soraya Ahmed hugs principal Kevin Huelsman after receiving a grant check for her classroom from Champions for Learning on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
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- Champions for Learning President Susan McManus receives a hug from Gulfview Middle School teacher Soraya Ahmed after presenting the math teacher with a grant check for her classroom on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
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- Gulfview Middle School Principal Kevin Huelsman leads representatives of Champions for Learning to the classroom of math teacher Soraya Ahmed during a surprise grant check delivery on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
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- Naples High School music teacher Bob DuBois discusses his plans to use grant money as he is surprised with a check by Champions for Learning representatives on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
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- Naples High School music teacher Jay DuBois leads his symphonic band class in a short demonstration during a surprise grant check delivery by Champions for Learning representatives on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. Teacher evaluation scores released Dec. 3 by the Florida Department of Education found 100 percent of Collier County teachers were 'effective,' according to a district metric.
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- Avalon Elementary School Principal Francine Eufemia, Champions for Learning President Susan McManus, and PNC Wealth Director Bob Saltarelli, left to right, plan their approach to delivering grant checks to teachers of the East Naples school on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
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- Avalon Elementary School physical education teacher Laura Mahn cheers with her students after receiving a grant check from Champions for Learning on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
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- Avalon Elementary School physical education teacher Laura Mahn reacts to a surprise grant check presentation by representatives of Champions for Learning on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
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- Avalon Elementary School physical education teacher Laura Mahn cheers with her students after receiving a grant check from Champions for Learning on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
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- Avalon Elementary School second grade teacher Mary Pierce reacts to receiving a grant check from Champions for Learning on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
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- Avalon Elementary School second grade teacher Mary Pierce reacts to receiving a grant check from Champions for Learning on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
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- Avalon Elementary School music teacher Sandra Stein, reacts to a surprise grant check presentation by representatives of Champions for Learning on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
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- Avalon Elementary School music teacher Sandra Stein reacts to a surprise grant check presentation by representatives of Champions for Learning on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
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- Naples High School Assistant Principal Denise Lindheim leads representatives of Champions for Learning to JROTC teacher Paul Garrah's classroom during a surprise grant check delivery on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
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- Naples High School JROTC teacher Paul Garrah is surprised by visitors bearing a grant check from Champions for Learning on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
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- Naples High School JROTC teacher Paul Garrah is surprised with a grant check by Champions for Learning during visit by representatives of the organization on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
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- A bulletin board displays Denise Varboncoeur's Flat Stanley lessons in her Sea Gate classroom on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at Sea Gate Elementary School. Varboncoeur received a grant from Champions for Learning to continue funding the geography lesson.
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- Champions for Learning President Susan McManus, PNC Wealth Director Bob Saltarelli and Sea Gate Elementary School Principal Beverly Budzynski, left to right, deliver a grant check to Denise Varboncoeur's classroom on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at Sea Gate Elementary School. Varboncoeur was out of the classroom on the day of the surprise check presentation and the presenters asked the students to surprise their teacher with the news.

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