Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence Receives 2022 Champion for Students Award from the K-12 Alliance of Michigan

The K-12 Alliance of Michigan
2 min readMar 14, 2022

The K-12 Alliance of Michigan today announced it has selected Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) as the recipient of the 2022 Champion for Students Award, citing her well-established track record of helping students and schools thrive. During the pandemic, Congresswoman Lawrence has been a key figure in ensuring Michigan schools receive funding necessary to ensure students receive the support needed to grow academically, socially and emotionally.

“I am honored to accept the Champion for Students Award from the K-12 Alliance of Michigan. From serving on a school board to mayor to Congress, education has always been at the heart of my public service work,” said Rep. Lawrence. “I’ll continue to support the work of the K-12 Alliance of Michigan and our students, teachers, and administrators. There’s a lot of work we need to do, because we know that an investment in our children and their education is an investment in our country’s future.”

Congresswoman Lawrence receives her award

Kenneth Gutman, superintendent of Walled Lake Consolidated School District and president of the K-12 Alliance of Michigan, said, “For decades, Congresswoman Lawrence has been a champion for Michigan’s public schools and the children and families they serve. She has dedicated her career to empowering students and teachers to succeed, creating stronger schools and communities as a result. It has been a pleasure partnering with Congresswoman Lawrence over the years and we are grateful for her leadership in Washington.”

The Champion for Students Award is announced annually during the K-12 Alliance of Michigan’s advocacy week in Washington D.C. Past recipients include Congressman Andy Levin and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell.

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The K-12 Alliance of Michigan

The K-12 Alliance is the leading advocate for policies that support a stronger public education system in Michigan