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Tucson music teacher receives $2,500 grant for classroom

Posted at 4:49 PM, Nov 08, 2021

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — A wish was granted for one Tucson-area teacher Monday.

Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers Draft Day granted the wish of one local teacher from Billy Lane Lauffer Middle School. Daniel Dong who teaches music for grades 6-8 received $2,500 for his classroom.

"Sound equipment is expensive. And I believe that the students will benefit a great deal by being able to fine tune what they hear and provide an opportunity to play better concerts and better shows and just have a better sound," Daniel Dong said.

This year, 400 recipients across Arizona received $2,500 for their classrooms for a total of $1,000,000.

All grant recipients will be announced Nov. 10.

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