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Dawn Scholtens

2018 Teaching Inspiration Award Recipient

Dawn is a retired 2nd Grade Teacher who spent many years inspiring students at Sunset Heights Elementary School in Webster City, Iowa.

With Dawn's leadership and enthusiasm, her students have participated annually in Well Aware's Shower Strike. Since 2012, Dawn and her second graders have raised over $22,000.

"While the students are raising money for Well Aware, they are also learning about places they have never heard of and people and circumstances they don't know exist."

Their hard work has contributed to half a dozen water projects in Kenya, and impacted more than 2,200 lives.

"It is a crucial part of these kids' education to learn that they can give even if they have little, and that they can make a difference in our world."