Independence NEA member awarded $1,000 in Read to Achieve contest

Ashley Hink, a first-grade teacher at Little Blue Elementary in the Independence School District, received a  visit from MNEA Pres. Phil Murray and KCTV5 Meteorologist Erin Little Dec. 5. She received a check for $1,000.

Hink is the latest winner in Missouri NEA's Read to Achieve Contest. The contest, co-sponsored by KCTV5 and the Missouri and Kansas affiliates of the National Education Association, awards $1,000 to one teacher per month within the KCTV5 viewing area. 

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Posted Date: 12/10/2019
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