"You are a One Class at a Time winner courtesy of Heart of Illinois ABC and CEFCU. I did not see that one coming today."
A moment Todd Kielion says caught him off guard, but he certainly won't forget.
"It's not often that, you know, you get to go outside and kind of look at, you know, what's really gonna improve my classroom and with, with you guys, you know, doing what you do and working with CEFCU and heart of Illinois. I mean, it's just, it's a huge benefit for someone in my position."
The Driver's Ed teacher putting the extra cash to good use, purchasing fatal vision goggles as a simulator for impaired driving.
"Everybody gets to try 'em out. They have to walk the line and do some of the sobriety tests. You know, I think it's had a big impact on our students."
Also, getting an assist from deputy John Shallenberger with the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office in the classroom.
"He's been coming out to our school. And he usually does about an hour and twenty minute presentation. It really tied in well with the goggles and coming from a police officer has a big impact on our students."
All in all he says he's thrilled to be a grant winner.