This week’s One Class at a Time recipient is Capital High School teacher Kendra Lunday.
Lunday is helping her teenage students better understand the injuries they might face.
Vicki Thomas and Rebecca Meidinge from First Interstate Bank were joined by KXLH to surprise Lunday in her classroom with a $250 check.
The money from the grant will be used to purchase a 3D model of the brain and another of the spine.
Lunday said the models will help her better explain the body systems and give the students a chance to better understand specific characteristics and structures.
“I want to incorporate some lessons on traumatic brain injury for the kids,” said Lunday, “It’s one of the largest injury categories teenagers sustain in Montana with all of our recreational activities.”
Lunday added that some of her students learn better with the models and she has a visually-impaired student who will greatly benefit from 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