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February's Jefferson Award Winner, Bethany Jensen

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Ask any teacher and they'll say, if what you're doing works, keep doing it.

Bethany Jensen said, "I have a natural gift for math and science and I wanted to use that in some form of volunteering."

On the other hand, Shayna Berberich was just trying to stay afloat. "I was falling behind in math drastically."

That's when Bethany came in. She explained things, made Shayna laugh and often provided an encouraging word.

"She would make me feel confident in my work.  If I had trouble she would help me and she was always there when I needed her help.  She was always very sweet.  If I did a good job there would be times where she'd give me a high five.

Travis Steine was Bethany's 6th grade math teacher.  "They like to hear from someone who is a student.  Sometimes we can be the old teachers and not as cool as maybe the student would be. I think kids relate to her really well."

"A lot of people do struggle or might need a little extra help or someone just to work through the homework problems.  There's plenty of ways you can use the gifts that God has given you to enrich the community." 

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