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Scholarships awarded to some East Texas teachers with children

By: Ian Smith

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) – Forty teachers in East Texas were recognized Thursday for their work at home.

Automotive dealer Robert Peltier gave these forty teachers $500 to go toward their children's college expenses.

The winners were selected through an essay contest. Those who proved to be the most deserving were rewarded.

"At this point in life, with the recession and all, every penny counts. So it will go to good use," says winner Oralia Hood.

Peltier feels it is time we give something back to our teachers who have given our children so much.

"Not only are they raising their kids, but they're raising our kids too. What a wonderful blessing," says Peltier.

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