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One Class At A Time: David McKim

This week’s One Class at a Time recipient is Helena High School science teacher David McKim.

McKim is making sure his Earth Science students are able to see the real world applications to what they learn in the classroom.

Filomena Huff and Carrie Clark of First Interstate Bank were joined by KXLH to surprise McKim in his classroom with a $250 check.

The money from the grant will be used towards an outdoor trip to a mining claim where the students can see and learn about local geology firsthand.

Mckim said these types of trips are great at helping the students engage in the earth science curriculum.

“Although we have many important opportunities in the classroom, the hands-on approach really appeals to different learning styles in the way different sides of the brain process learning,” said McKim.

McKim said we’re very lucky to have these types of outdoor learning opportunities in Montana and wants to thanks One Class at a Time for helping his students to experience them.


For more than a decade, First Interstate Bank and MTN have partnered for the One Class at a Time grant.

The mission of the grant is to foster educational opportunities for local teachers and students.

A panel of retired teachers and school officials select the grant recipients from a pool of submitted applications.

For more information about One Class at a Time, including how to apply, visit here.

-Reported by John Riley/MTN News

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