Representative Gary Deffenbaugh is a true friend to education and the future of Crawford County youth. Not only did he influence many lives in his capacity as a coach and teacher during his teaching career, he has continued to have a great impact on young lives since.

Rep. Deffenbaugh has arranged for the Crawford County Retired Teachers Association to be provided with $10,000 over the past two years for scholarships. These scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors in Crawford County entering any field of education.

The retired teachers and all the scholarship recipients say a big, "Thank you, Gary. You have been a very big help to us all."

Sandra Thicksten

President, Crawford County Retired Teachers Association