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Teachers get big surprise for bright ideas

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Four teachers in Valdosta got a big surprise Monday for their bright ideas.

Lowndes Middle School Teacher Sue Van Nortwick was thrilled when Colquitt EMC's marketing team walked into her classroom and handed her a check for a thousand dollars.

She submitted a grant proposal for a project called Periodic Palooza. Counselor Margaret Finney was also shocked when she got money for a project called Career Café.

"I'm so excited for the students," said Van Nortwick. "It's going to allow them to understand and learn a very difficult concept because the atoms and elements and periodic table are all abstract."

"I was shocked," said Margaret Finney. "I really was. I said if I didn't get the money I would still do it in some kind of inexpensive way I would do it."

Lowndes High's Becky Martin also got a check for a thousand dollars.

Danielle Gibbs of Southeast Elementary School earned a bright idea grant for the second year in a row. Colquitt EMC selected ten winners from 55 applicants.

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