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One Class at a Time: Mrs. Marx

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Published: Nov. 11, 2021 at 10:54 AM CST
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PRINCEVILLE (Heart of Illinois ABC) - “I’m looking for Mrs. Marx, good morning you are the latest recipient of our One Class at a Time grant courtesy of Heart of Illinois ABC and CEFCU. Oh thank you, congratulations.”

Few words needed to describe this latest winners reaction when handed a check for $1,000.

“I’m very shocked, I was not expecting this at all.” .

In just her third year teaching, Lexie Marx says this grant will make a huge impact.

“To better help my classroom and my students succeed and kind of add extra things out our classroom to make it better.” .

One of the reasons this fall has been a success, more time spent learning in the classroom.

During the pandemic, she drove to each kids home to give them a prize for completing assignments each week.

She hopes those days remain behind her.

“We are full day so that’s been really nice, last year we were just half day and just getting back to kind of the things being back more normal and doing things that we love and teach the kids.” .

Now Mrs. Marx has the resources in order to purchase essentials for her class and one thousand reasons to celebrate.

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