Sharon Dawes teachers receive Walmart gift cards to help with su - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

Sharon Dawes teachers receive Walmart gift cards to help with supplies

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Sistersville Woman Crowned Mrs. West Virginia, Will Compete for National Title

    Sistersville Woman Crowned Mrs. West Virginia, Will Compete for National Title

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:17 AM EDT2014-07-15 08:17:38 GMT
    A Sistersville mother, wife, and soon-to-be teacher, holds another very impressive title as she gets ready to take on the competition on a national stage.Mrs. West Virginia, Melissa Smith, will compete for the title of "Mrs.United States," in September. Smith travels throughout the state right now helping to push her platform. "Right now, I'm very focused on improving literacy education. I'm going to be an elementary school teacher and I have been traveling throughout West Virginia reading to...
    A Sistersville mother, wife, and soon-to-be teacher, holds another very impressive title as she gets ready to take on the competition on a national stage.Mrs. West Virginia, Melissa Smith, will compete for the title of "Mrs.United States," in September. Smith travels throughout the state right now helping to push her platform. "Right now, I'm very focused on improving literacy education. I'm going to be an elementary school teacher and I have been traveling throughout West Virginia reading to...
  • Federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, sends 10 to prison for violating probation

    Federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, sends 10 to prison for violating probation

    Sunday, July 6 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-06 15:00:12 GMT
    Nine Martinsburg, West Virginia, residents and another from Keyser were sentenced to federal prison for breaking the law while they were on supervised release or probation.
    Nine Martinsburg, West Virginia, residents and another from Keyser were sentenced to federal prison for breaking the law while they were on supervised release or probation.

Teachers aren't always recognized for their work, but today 20 got a big thank you.

Some teachers at Sharon Dawes Elementary School in Kanawha County were each awarded $50 gift cards from Walmart to use for school supplies for their classroom.

 Many teachers have to use their own funds to buy these supplies. Steve Pennington was one of today's recipients.

"Here at Sharon Dawes -- I feel that we have a good community and glad to be here -- feel real honored because I know there's probably lots of other teachers in other schools that would like to have the same $50-gift card that they could use there also," he said.

The cards were part of Walmart's Teacher Awards program.