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John Barry Elementary School in Meriden, CT

John Barry
Elementary School

124 Columbia Street
Meriden, CT 06451
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Great Lakes Donation 2016



Friday, December 16, 2016


Great Lakes Employees Donate Nearly $6,000 to John Barry Elementary School

ROCKY HILL, CONN.—Employees of Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation surprised students, teachers and staff at their adopted school, John Barry Elementary, with a check for $5,820 on Friday, December 16. The donation is a dollar-for-dollar company match to the funds Rocky Hill employees contributed to their annual United Way Campaign.

Principal Daniel Crispino has plans to purchase additional technology for classrooms.

This is the first year John Barry Elementary has benefitted from the Great Lakes match. The partnership between John Barry and Great Lakes began in May 2016.

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