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Chela Baisas


2018 "Pass the Torch" Scholarship Finalist

Once teased by her classmates for being small, thanks to her fourth-grade teacher, Chela Baisas now has a big ambition: to create classrooms where all students feel connected through kindness, love and encouragement.

Here is Chela's story about Mrs. Walczuk, the teacher who inspired her...



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