This week’s One Class At A Time recipient is librarian Andree Anderberg of Hawthorne Elementary School.
Anderberg is helping fifth-grade students understand urban heating and become community leaders.
Randy Hoag of First Interstate Bank was joined by KXLH to surprise Anderberg at Hawthorne with a $250 check.
The money from the grant will be used to purchase wireless temperature monitors so that students can conduct surface and air temperature measurements to gage the urban heat island(UHI) effect.
Anderberg says it’s important for the students to learn how UHI affects the whole community.
“We need to understand how we need to put trees in the right places and put in maybe gravel instead of asphalt,” said Anderberg, “Things like that to help with the temperatures in Helena specifically and our kids are going to be the leaders in helping our urban planners make a difference.”
Anderberg thanked One Class At A Time for the continued support of educators over the years.
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. https://kxlh.com/one-class-at-a-time/
- Reported by John Riley