Longtime Blackfoot school teacher Melissa Hunt was among four Idaho teachers to receive a grant for $2,500 and to be honored by Idaho Governor "Butch" Otter on Tuesday. The event at Tyhee Elementary School in Chubbuck was through the Farmers Insurance "Thank A Million Teachers" program. Hunt teaches first grade at I.T. Stoddard Elementary School. The other three teachers were Sandy Andrus, Linda Empey and Shelley Hardenbrook, all teachers at Tyhee Elementary School.
The four Idaho teachers were among 30 national winners, and were among the top six to gather the most votes (via social media) for the education proposal in their region. Across the nation, nearly 2,000 teachers submitted proposals for the "Thank A Million Teachers" program this year.
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