Darrell Galazan Memorial Golf outing donates Smart projector to KND

BRETHREN — The late Darrell Galazan was a big booster when it came to the former Wellston Elementary School, and throughout the years he made many donations to support projects at that building.

Brethren Elementary School third grade teacher Samantha Valsinski uses the Smart Projector that was purchased with funds donated to the school by the Debbie and Lee Pumford of the Fawn Crest Golf Course that came from the Darrell Galazen Memorial Golf Scramble. (Courtesy photo)

Brethren Elementary School third grade teacher Samantha Valsinski uses the Smart Projector that was purchased with funds donated to the school by the Debbie and Lee Pumford of the Fawn Crest Golf Course that came from the Darrell Galazen Memorial Golf Scramble. (Courtesy photo)

After Galazan passed away the Fawn Crest Golf Course in Wellston — owned by Debbie and Lee Pumford —began hosting the Darrell Galazan Golf Scramble in his memory. This year the outing raised over $1,800 and the funds were donated to the Brethren Schools, which used them to purchase a new Smart Projector for the third grade classroom of Samantha Valsinski.

“The Smart Projector is an interactive tool that turns a traditional board into a computer,” said Brethren Principal Jakob Veith. “Samantha and her students can simply touch the White Board with their fingers to complete math problems, start videos, share interactive lessons and much more.”

Veith said the school district is extremely appreciative of the Pumfords generosity as well as all those sponsors that either sponsored holes during the scramble or donated door prizes to the event.

“We want to thank all who prepared and donated food,” the Pumfords said. “No one ever goes away hungry.”

They also said the purchase is something that will really benefit the students of the Brethren School District.

“This is the school’s first projection board and it will be a great asset for the school and will assist in getting the children ready for the future,” said the Pumfords.

Veith told the board of education it was another example of the residents of Kaleva Norman Dickson stepping up to make sure the students and staff have the very best of educational tools at their disposal to give all their children a first rate education.

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Posted by Ken Grabowski

Ken is News Advocate’s education reporter. He coordinates coverage for all Manistee County schools and West Shore Community College. He can be reached by phone at (231) 398-3125 or by email at kgrabowski@pioneergroup.com.

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