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Thank You Wyandotte Nation!

posted Dec 21, 2016, 10:43 AM by Troy Gray   [ updated Dec 21, 2016, 11:14 AM ]
Kimberly Barker/ MNR

On December 13th Christmas came early at Wyandotte Schools.  The District received a benevolent donation from the Wyandotte Nation on Tuesday: A check for $100,000 to help aid the blow from crippling state budget cuts.

The tribe's Board of Directors and Chief Billy Friend presented the check to superintendent of Wyandotte Public Schools, Troy Gray and the school board at the Tribal Administration Building.  "On behalf of the Wyandotte Nation, the Board of Directors, our tribal members, we just want to say how much we appreciate the Wyandotte school system," Friend said. "It is a part of our community, it's a part of us, it's our namesake and we are very proud of the Wyandotte Schools. 

 Superintendent Gray was very appreciative of the donation, citing the great partnership the schools and the Wyandotte Nation have in the community. "It's a blessing and Wyandotte Public Schools is so grateful to have a tribe like Wyandotte Nation," Gray said. "They've always been there. They're not just a partner to Wyandotte Schools, but they're also a partner in the community. We consider ourselves one."

Story Link: http://www.miamiok.com/news/20161215/wyandotte-nation-donates-100000-to-wyandotte-public-schools