This week’s One Class at a Time recipient is Capital High School art teacher Genevieve Anderson.
Anderson is helping her students make a lasting impact on their school through art.
Vicki Thomas and Rebecca Meidinger of First Interstate Bank were joined by KXLH to surprise Anderson in her classroom with a $250 check.
The money from the grant will be used to fund the decoration of ceiling tiles throughout the school with student photography.
The new tiles are a part of the school’s beautification project. The theme of the art is “Be a Graduate” where students make ceiling art to match the area of the school it is installed in.
“I want kids to make an impact on their peers, on this school and on their community,” said Anderson. “Hopefully they’ll take that past high school into their adult life and continue to make an impact in whatever way they want.”
Anderson would like to thank One Class at a Time for supporting this project and helping to improve the school experiences of local students.
The grant money will cover the costs for about six new tiles.
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