‘One Class at a Time’ - Farmington native making ‘history’ at home

Mr. Gilstrap is the next winner of a $1000 grant for his classroom through the ‘One Class at a Time’ initiative.
Updated: Dec. 7, 2022 at 5:00 PM CST
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FARMINGTON (25 News Now) - Steven Gilstrap is no stranger to Farmington. The Farmington grad is now following in the footsteps of his own teachers.

“I had some good history teachers here at Farmington when I was growing up so that inspired me a little bit,” explained Gilstrap.

He was nominated and chosen as the next ‘One Class at a time’ $1000 grant winner courtesy of CEFCU.

The money will help supplement his curriculum teaching History at Farmington Junior High.

“You learn a lot about the past and how we got to where we are today, that’s always important. But there’s other skills you learn in history too like critical thinking skills, being able to read a primary source and figure out what it means.”

When asked what he might use the money for he answered, “We’ve got some online resources we might be able to use that money for to help the kids use stuff that’s hidden behind pay walls. Sometimes old newspapers, they’re online somewhere but you have to have 10 bucks to access them.”