Announcing the Latest My Kool Smiles Classroom Grant Program Winners

For the second time this year, Kool Smiles awarded five additional $1,000 classroom grants through the My Kool Smiles Classroom Grant Program to K-5 teachers who go above and beyond in promoting dental health and education in the classroom!

These teachers or educators received a $1,000 Kool Smiles classroom grant:

  • Minnie Sapp – Parker Elementary School, Panama City, Fla.

“It is an honor to receive this support and recognition from Kool Smiles. As children learn and grow, dental health is an important part of that process. The classroom grant will go a long way in helping us with school supplies for the new school year!”

  • Lynda Warren – Richard Carroll Elementary School, Bamberg, S.C.

“I am so grateful to be given this opportunity by Kool Smiles and plan on continuing to make dental health a key part of our school curriculum with this grant.”

  • Rachel Cervantez – Bowie Elementary School, Lubbock, Texas

“Being awarded the Kool Smiles classroom grant for dental health curriculum is great affirmation that including these lessons about the importance of dental health really matters.”

  • Georgia Duan – PS 333X The Longwood Academy of Discovery, New York, N.Y.

“Teaching students about dental hygiene and healthy habits at a young age sets them up for success in the classroom and beyond. Thank you to Kool Smiles for supporting our students, their families and educators from coast to coast.”

  • Diane Emiliano – Ysleta Elementary School, El Paso, Texas

“Teaching is a rewarding profession and being recognized for our efforts in the classroom is very much appreciated. Kool Smiles just made my smile a little brighter!”

Watch Ms. Emiliano’s class share what they’ve learned about eating right and keeping their teeth healthy!

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination and thank you to all teachers and educators working to promote dental health in the classroom and their community!

The Kool Smiles classroom grant program is sponsored by the Benevis Foundation. For more information, please visit

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