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First One Class at a Time of 2018

Mrs. Ellen Taylor, the February 2018 One Class at a Time recipient.

What would you do with a thousand dollars?

Over the last four years, KHQA, and our sponsors Continental Cement, Green America Recycling, and now Doors and More have asked that very question to dozens of teachers here in the Tri-States.

Here's the story of one Tri-State educator who has big plans for her One Class at a Time grant.

"It kind of takes you away from reality a little while, and you can go on adventures and stuff," said Elizabeth Reardon, a senior at the Adams County Regional SAFE School.

Elizabeth Reardon is a senior at the Adams County Regional Safe School. She says she loves to read, and she's not the only one.

"I used to not like reading, but I read this one book called 'Life,' and it changed my whole perspective," said Destiny Schneider.

And there's good news for both of these students.

Mrs. Ellen Taylor is the February recipient of the One Class at a Time, thanks to our sponsors, Continental Cement, Green America Recycling, and Doors and More.

Taylor is going to use the money to expand this book collection.

"Many of our students don't enjoy reading that much. They say there is no such thing as someone who doesn't like to read, but someone who hasn't found the right book," says Taylor.

Most of the money will be used to buy single copies of new titles. She'll then gather feedback from the students, and use what's left over to buy multiple copies of the favorite books.

"I think it's really awesome for our school. We'll have more opportunities to get people to enjoy reading. We'll have different things that we can pick from," says Reardon.

There is no school library here, but Taylor does have a nice collection in her room. Taylor says she has bought several books with her own money. Now, the sky's the limit.

To date, KHQA, along with our sponsors have given away more than $50,000 in One Class at a Time grants, and we don't plan on stopping.

If you know a teacher who could benefit from this grant, have them fill out an application by clicking here.

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