Cessali Williams, culinary teacher at Lufkin High School, received a big surprise in the form of a big check!! KICKS 105 teamed up with Whataburger to award $1,000 classroom grants. The promotion is called the KICKS 105/Whataburger Teacher of the Day. Mrs. Williams was nominated to win the $1,000 prize, which is chosen from the nominations at the end of every semester.

The nominator commented:

“Mrs. Williams is one of the nicest teachers you will ever meet. Before class starts she’s always waiting at the door to greet everyone and she always has a smile on her face. You can always count on Mrs. Williams for anything and everything. She will be your #1 support when you need it the most. I feel like she deserves the 1,000 dollars so she can expand her kitchen. Mrs. William teaches every culinary class there is at the high school.  She always asks for a bigger kitchen so her students can experience the joy of cooking. She currently only has 4 student kitchens and 1 teacher kitchen making it kind of hard for all of her students to cook at once since she has to divide them in groups of 5 or 8 in order for everyone to use the kitchen. She not only teaches us cooking but she also teaches us to wash our own dishes by hand even though we have a washing machine and she also teaches us to wash our culinary jackets and how to take tough stains out. Mrs. Williams is one amazing teacher and I feel like she deserves to have a bigger kitchen for her class.”

Take a look at the video by Danny Merrell at KICKS 105 to see the moment that we surprised Mrs. Williams with the great news.