When it comes to the rules of the road, teacher Todd Kielion is making sure his young drivers aren't just relying on a little Luck of the Irish.
"...not just as a teacher, but just as like, even outside the classroom. He's just a really good person, a really nice person. Who cares about students." says former student Anneth Hape.
One of many reasons why we enjoyed presenting him with this check.
"Excuse me Mr. Kielion, good morning sir, I just wanted to tell you, that you are a One Class At A Time Winner, and a recipient of $1,000 courtesy of CEFCU and Heart of Illinois ABC. Congratulations, I did not see that one coming today, that's for sure."
Teaching Driver's Ed for more than 25 years now, he says it's the stories and experiences he continues to enjoy.
"I think probably the best thing about teaching driver's ed here is that the kids really invest in what I'm teaching. And I really do think I'm making a difference with how they drive and the impact."
Adding the $1,000 will go toward improving students knowledge and training with drivers education.