NILES, Mich. — Kelly Westgate from Ballard Elementary in Niles is being honored for her excellence in education.
Her nominator says she’s a dedicated teacher not only to her students, but to all students in the district.
Westgate says she goes the extra mile because of the kids.
“I want them to come to Ballard and know that Ballard is the place where they are going to love learning and where they’re going to get everything that they need in that day,” Westgate said.
Westgate receives a $1,500 check from the Michigan Lottery and her class at Ballard Elementary gets a $500 grant.
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