Schuitmaker welcomes teacher of the year to state Capitol

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LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, welcomed Luke Wilcox of Kentwood to the state Capitol on Tuesday.

Wilcox, who teaches math and advanced placement statistics at East Kentwood High School, was recently named the 2017-18 Michigan Teacher of the Year by the Michigan Department of Education.

Wilcox has been at East Kentwood High School since 2001 and also serves as Math Department chairperson.

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Editor’s note: A print-quality photograph of Schuitmaker welcoming Tuesday’s guest is available by clicking on the image or by visiting the senator’s website at: www.SenatorTonyaSchuitmaker.com. Click on “Photowire” under the Media Center tab.

PHOTO CAPTION: State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, along with Sen. Dave Hildenbrand, R-Lowell, welcomed East Kentwood High School math teacher Luke Wilcox to the Senate floor during Tuesday’s session. Wilcox was recently named Michigan Teacher of the Year by the Michigan Department of Education.