Student-athletes pick Dulles Elementary teacher to receive $4K at Women's History Month event

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Monday, March 11, 2024
South Side teacher wins $4K at Women's History Month event
Chicago area student-athletes celebrated Women's History Month by awarding a total of $5,000 to three teachers at the Her-Story 100 event.

MCCOOK, Ill. (WLS) -- Over 100 student athletes made a difference for three Chicago teachers on Sunday in McCook at the Stadium Club.

HERStory 100 was held in honor of Women's History Month.

$5,000 were up for grabs at the event.

Three women representing different nonprofits from Chicago's West, South and Southeast Sides were at the event. Each had ten minutes to pitch why they needed the funding for their programs.

The winning teacher received the highest reward of $4,000.

Sam Elster, who is a teacher at Dulles Elementary in Woodlawn, took home the top prize.

Elster plans to use some of the money to setup a transportation fund for her students.

The two other educators, from John Marsh Elementary on the Southeast Side and Corkery Elementary in Little Village, won $500 each.