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Rapid City teachers get $50 for classroom supplies

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Twenty Rapid City elementary school teachers got a little bump in classroom funds Friday.

For the fourth year in a row, Rapid City Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores took part in the national Teacher Reward program.

The teachers were chosen at random, this year from Knollwood Elementary, and given $50 to spend at the stores for things like supplies and nutritional snacks.

And while it might not seem like a lot, it eases the burden on teachers who often have to go into their own pockets for supplies.

"This is going to help a lot," said Shelley Branch, a fifth grade teacher at Knollwood and one of the reward recipients. "Every day we have snacks and this'll buy pencils. You know, $50 goes a lot. It doesn't seem like it, but with us, this'll take us through a whole month."
 
Wal-Mart and Sam's Club have given out roughly $4.5 million nationwide this year.

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