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November 15, 2012
Teacher's wish comes true, new shoes for students

shoes.JPGMany of the students in Lisa Liss' fifth grade class need a new pair of shoes as the rainy season approaches.

"Some of these kids have never had a pair of new shoes," Liss said in a press release highlighting a promotion that has granted her wish for each of her students to receive a new pair of shoes.

Thirty-three pairs of New Balance shoes will be delivered to Woodlake Elementary School, a high-poverty school in the Twin Rivers Unified School District, thanks to local radio station 98 Rock and Roseville Hyundai's Christmas wish granting promotion.

Liss' students had their feet measured Wednesday and the shoes will arrive next month.

Last year, Liss created an outreach program in hopes that each of her students would receive two new school uniforms, socks and a small gift around Christmas. Within three days, her efforts paid off as pledges poured in to outfit her whole class.

Photo caption: Thirty-three students from Lisa Liss' fifth grade classroom at Woodlake Elementary School were measured for new shoes from the New Balance shoe store in Roseville thanks to 98 Rock and Roseville Hyundai. (Photo courtesy of Roman Rykun / Twin Rivers Unified.)

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About Report Card

Loretta KalbLoretta Kalb started her reporting career at The Sacramento Union, moved to KOVR-13 as a television reporter, editor and producer, headed to The Associated Press in San Francisco and eventually returned to Sacramento and joined The Sacramento Bee. Throughout her career, she has covered the state Legislature, courts, local government and, now, education. She is a Chico native and an Elk Grove resident.

Diana LambertDiana Lambert began her journalism career as a proofreader at the Lodi News-Sentinel. She is now a senior writer at The Sacramento Bee covering K-12 education and California State University, Sacramento. Previously she was The Bee’s Elk Grove bureau chief. Lambert was raised in a military family and lived at bases around the globe. She attended four high schools, graduating from Tokay High in Lodi and then Sacramento State University. She lives in Elk Grove.

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