Melissa Hart, teacher at Battle Creek Middle School

“I really went to (Ferguson) to learn because I had watched the news and I followed what was happening there. Right off the bat when you drive into the community, it is the most lovely community -- and you don’t see that in the news. There’s beautiful gazebos on the main street, water fountains, flowers planted everywhere. Everywhere you go the people are very friendly and talk to you -- just a very, very different picture than I ever got out of a media story.” -- Melissa Hart (pictured far left), teacher at Battle Creek Middle School who volunteered last summer helping students at a camp in Ferguson, Mo.