HOUSTON — Just like many kids are thankful for summer break, so are teachers. Two educators in particular got more than some time off. They received $15,000 each to use any way they wanted. 

Marlena Smith, who works at Yellowstone Academy, and Caralou Smith, who works at Parish School, were given the surprise award from the Marie Faye Evnochides Fund - MFE Fund. Both teachers plan to use the money to help their families buy a new home.

If you'd like to learn more about the MFE Fund or see what they're doing throughout the community, visit their social pages below.

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