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Surprise grants given to WFISD teachers

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) -

30 Wichita Falls ISD teachers celebrated with their students after winning a WFISD Foundation Annual IDEA Grant Friday morning.

The loudest celebrations came from Ben Franklin Elementary students as a fifth-grade science teacher, Lexi Law, was surprised with her grant money.

"It definitely is a pickup for sure," Law said.

93 teachers applied for grant money to fund their ideas. The WFISD Foundation's curriculum department chose the winners based on the needs of the classroom and what will best benefit the students.

No one knew who this year's winners were, or when the grants would be awarded, not even the principals of the winning schools.

Law received $650 for her robotics idea, "Mars Rover, Mars Rover, Send an Experience Right Over," where students construct their own Mars rover and learn about space.

"Some kids may grow up to be engineers so this may spark an interest in that field for them so this is going to be great for my kids," Law said. "I'm really excited for them."

At McNeil Middle School, another teacher got the winner's balloon.

"It's exciting because it's for my kids," Courtney Reames, sixth-grade Tech App teacher said. 

Reames won $1,000 to help her students develop coding skills by using ozobots. The students will go online and send code they created to their bots. 

"I wanted my kids to have a practical tool in their hands to see their coding to come to life so it maybe it will give something interesting they can turn into a career."

More than $24,000 dollars was given out by the WFISD Foundation to fund these teachers ideas

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