ETX educators' kids get money for college | News
TYLER, TX (KLTV)- Forty scholarships were given to East Texas students on Thursday morning.
Peltier Auto recognized educators who are parents of students who are about to go to college, or are already in college.
Four educators were recognized at Robert E. Lee High School for the number of years they've spent educating other people's kids.
How? By granting these educators with $500 scholarships to help pay for their children's education.
"As a teacher, we all know that teachers sometimes have to work more than one job to support themselves and so this is phenomenal," says Marilyn Terry, who has been a teacher for 19 years.
"You know we're friends with a lot of people in the Tyler area because of what we've done for that last 28 years, and to have something like this given back to our child is a blessing and we're very thankful," says basketball coach Allan Johnston
Leann and Allan Johnston are both teachers and coaches at Robert E. Lee High School.
Their daughter Rachel Johnston applied for the scholarship with Peltier Auto to recognize her parents, and help pay for school.
"I think this is just a small thing that I could do for them. I mean they deserved everything and more, but this was just a small way of me giving back to them and I'm glad I was able to do this little thing for them," says Rachel.
A little way Rachel can say thank you to her parents, and help pay for college.
Students had to write essays to apply for the scholarship. More than a hundred students applied and only 40 were selected.
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