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Garfield Montessori Magnet School Wins Larson Manufacturing's Back to School Contest

by Amanda Bechen | Sep 23, 2019

DECATUR, IL (September 23, 2019) - Leaders from Larson Manufacturing and Garfield Montessori Magnet School announced today that the Garfield Montessori Magnet School has won the “Back to School” contest hosted by LARSON.

Back To School Winner 2019 Check Presentation

The LARSON “Back to School” contest awarded the winning photo submission $1,000 for the school of their choice. This year’s winner, Jami Hallam, selected Garfield Montessori Magnet School in Decatur, Illinois.

The Back to School contest is now in it's third year. LARSON has awarded two other schools in 2017 and 2018, in Wisconsin and South Dakota.

Taking a back to school photo on the first day of school is a ritual for many families. In fact, many families take their photo at the front door.

At LARSON, our vision is to be a company trusted to improve the lives of our employees, customers, and community. Together, we have been doing it for over 6​5 years. 

The winning photo is pictured below. 


About Larson Manufacturing

Larson Manufacturing is recognized for making homes better with a market-leading selection of storm doors, high-efficiency interior and storm windows, a patented porch window with retractable screens and other door and window innovations. For over 65 years, the company has placed a high value on its employees as part of a long-standing commitment to product excellence and customer satisfaction. LARSON is headquartered in Brookings, SD, and has additional plants in Lake Mills, IA; Mocksville, NC; and Salt Lake City, UT. The company maintains its own distribution centers and a national field sales team. LARSON products are widely available from home improvement retailers and dealers in the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit



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