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JU alumna wins classroom makeover worth $25,000

MARYVILLE – A Johnson University graduate (’98) and STEM teacher, Renee Powell, won a $25,000 makeover for her classroom at Lanier Elementary School from Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

Powell’s class submitted a video to ORAU’s 11th Extreme Classroom Makeover and on March 25, as students were mixing ingredients together to produce slime, special guests walked in with cupcakes, balloons, and the grand prize check.

The money can go towards upgrading the classroom, equipment, and purchasing much needed items to help further the students education.