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Whitmer Proclaims Student Appreciation Week in Michigan


April 25, 2022 



Gov. Whitmer Proclaims Student Appreciation Week in Michigan


LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Whitmer today proclaimed April 25-May 1 as Student Appreciation Week in Michigan, celebrating the state’s extraordinary young people. The governor also reflected on the administration's record and bipartisan investments in Michigan’s kids and schools.


During Student Appreciation Week, we take inspiration from our kids and recommit ourselves to ensuring they have every opportunity to thrive and pursue their potential from preschool through postsecondary,” said Governor Whitmer. “Since I took office, Michigan has made record investments in our students and schools without raising taxes. We will continue improving every kid’s in-class experience, support educators who show up every day, and empower schools to upgrade classrooms and equipment. Let’s keep working together to support our students.

“As educators, we get up each morning to teach and support our students,” said State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice. “We serve all students, from every background in every community of our state. We must meet their needs so they can learn, grow, prosper, and eventually contribute positively in our state, country, and world. Appreciating and lifting up our students is the greatest investment we can make in our future.”


Investing in Students

From her first day in office, Governor Whitmer has worked to expand opportunities and improve outcomes for Michigan’s children. She has made the largest education investments in state history—without raising taxes—to close the funding gap between schools in Michigan, expand access to preschool program for 22,000 more 4-year-olds, and distribute resources to expand mental health supports for our kids. These historic investments ensure our schools have the funds to help every Michigander reach their full potential. The governor also believes each Michigander deserves a path to a high wage job, and she is committed to making college degrees and skill certificates available and affordable for more residents.

Read more about Governor Whitmer’s accomplishments to invest in Michigan’s students and schools:

Supporting Michigan’s Kids and Schools


View the full proclamation below:



I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim


April 25 – May 1, 2022




WHEREAS, April is an exciting time of year for students of all ages, with college students and high schoolers prepping for finals, and our younger students readying themselves for end of the year activities; and,


WHEREAS, the last few months of the school year are a time of important changes and transitions, as students prepare to advance a grade or graduate; and,


WHEREAS, during this week, we should take time to recognize all the hard work that Michigan students have put into their studies, extracurricular activities, and communities throughout this academic year; and,


WHEREAS, Michigan students all deserve a world class education, resources to help them face unique challenges, and opportunities to pursue their dreams and find success; and,


WHEREAS, my administration has worked hard to expand opportunities for Michigan’s students, and has made the largest education investment in state history to close the funding gap between schools, support student mental health, expand access to preschool programs for 22,000 more 4-year-olds, and fully fund Michigan Reconnect to provide tuition-free education or skills training to Michiganders 25 and older; and,


WHEREAS, this week we celebrate and honor all our students, wish them the best of luck with their final exams and assignments, and recommit ourselves to investing in their future;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim April 25 – May 1, 2022 as Student Appreciation Week in Michigan.