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    Wonder Bread Touts Teachers

    Seven educators will win trips, school computers

    Wonder bread is inviting American families to nominate inspiring teachers in the 7Wonders of the USA Teacher Tour program, part of the iconic brand’s “Wonder Honors America’s Everyday Heroes” campaign, “a national search for ordinary people making extraordinary contributions to their families, communities or country,” as Irving, Texas-based Wonder puts it.

    The tour offers teachers who make the grade with students a chance to visit one of the “7Wonders of the USA,” -- the Grand Canyon, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, New Orleans Jazz Park, Mount Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty, the National Mall in Washington, or Mount Kilauea in Hawaii -- from which they can teach a class remotely via tablet computers provided by Wonder. Everyone who nominates a teacher can enter for a chance to win his or her own tablet computer and, for every nomination, Wonder will donate $1 to Teach For America, up to $10,000. The New York-based organization consists of recent college graduates who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools.

    “As families prepare to go back to school, Wonder is honoring the teachers who teach our children to love learning,” said Laura Pitlik, the brand’s director of bread marketing. “Generation after generation, teachers help prepare our children to take on the challenges of tomorrow and encourage them to do great things. And for 90 years, Wonder bread has been a staple for children in American households.”

    To nominate a teacher, consumers can visit the 7Wonders of the USA website through Oct. 24 at www.7wondersoftheusa.com and describe how the teacher has influenced a child today. Additionally, parents and children can learn about each of the 7Wonders through fun facts and family-friendly activities, as well as finding out more about Teach For America.
     

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