This week’s One Class at a Time recipient is Capital High Science teacher DeLacy Humbert.
Humbert is helping her students better understand dinosaurs through their modern ancestors.
Kimberly Benjamin and Tiffinie Eaves of First Interstate Bank were joined by KXLH to surprise Humbert in her classroom with a $250 check.
The money from the grant will go towards purchasing dissection pigeons for her paleontology students.
Humbert said by getting the specimens for her students, they can see firsthand the relationship between birds and dinosaurs.
That hands-on experience is ultimately the point of science, according to Humbert.
“That’s what science is,” said Humbert. “Science isn’t in a book, science isn’t something you read, but it’s something you do. It’s interacting, it’s observations. So if you don’t have that in a classroom, you’re missing the entire point of science.”
Humbert said these smaller grants are perfect for getting individual projects funded to meet the teacher’s needs.
-Reported by John Riley/MTN News
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.