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Local Teacher Receives National Grant

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A local teacher has received a $2,500 grant through the Farmers Insurance "Thank a Million Teachers" program.

Amanda Maddox teaches 4th grade at Newman Elementary and is the only teacher in Montana to receive the grant. The program is a national initiative, inviting America to thank teachers who have made a difference in their lives. Maddox said she will use the money to buy non-fiction books, as well as math and science materials for her classroom. She said receiving the grant wouldn't have been possible without the multitude of people who voted for her.

"It takes a lot to get everybody to email everyday. Luckily, with the help of my kids going home and telling everybody to vote every day and asking parents and grandparents to vote for us, that was pretty much the way that we got it," said Maddox.

Altogether, Farmers Insurance has committed to donating $1 million to teachers and education programs in 2014.

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