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Pontiac teacher wins $50,000 for her welding class

PONTIAC (HOI) – A teacher at Livingston Area Career Center was awarded a $50,000 check this week. Jodi Lancaster teaches welding.

She told us to win the award, she had to take part in a competition between 750 teachers. Lancaster was selected as one of 15 second place winners in the Harbor Freight Tools competition. In addition to the fifty-grand, Lancaster received an engraved tool box for her work area.

While she knew the end of the contest was coming, Lancaster was surprised with the announcement at school Thursday, “It’s just really amazing,” she said, saying she was simply speechless.

Molly Jirasek

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