Rodney Carl, the AP Operations Manager at the distribution center, said Walmart wanted to give back to the teachers for their hard work.
"Teachers spend a lot of money on school supplies," Carl said. "It's a way for Walmart to give back to the community and students, who are our future."
Carl said the names of the 20 teacher were randomly drawn during a staff meeting. Now the teachers can use the gift cards to buy more supplies for the classroom.
The 20 teachers from Smyrna Middle School to receive the gift cards are Ben Hirsh, Robert Ehlman, Theresa Gray, Christina Taylor, Michael Zulkowski, Kathy Kowalick, Dawn Bole, Barbara Wright, Holly Hufford, Jennifer McCutchan, Danny Wandless, Corinne Hood, Fran Strosser, Dan Wagner, Bonnie Smith, Jennifer Scott, Tara Turcotte-Leyanna, Shanon Biggs, Mark Rudinoff, and Michelle Harris.
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