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Circle High School Teacher Receives Surprise Grant From Qwest Foundation

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, Qwest Montana President David Gibson surprised a Circle teacher with almost $7,500 for her classroom. Circle High School teacher Bertha Kirschten received $7,491 to create a high school robotics program.  

“It’s a pleasure to continue Qwest’s Teachers and Technology grant program this year, and to bring much-needed funds to deserving teachers, students and schools,” said Qwest Montana President David Gibson. “The quality of our winners’ proposed projects exemplify how involved teachers across the state are in technology, and how committed they are to ensuring Montana’s young people are prepared for the future.”

<b &gpt;="" line-height:="" 115%;="" font-family:="" &quot;arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"="" style="box-sizing: border-box;">Grant winners may use the funds to purchase equipment, software, supplies or to support professional development needed to advance the use of technology by students in their classrooms. The program is administered by the Montana Association for Career and Technical Education.