Eight teachers in Pitt County are sharing a $3,000 donation to help with classroom needs.
The money comes from U.S. Cellular's Calling All Teachers campaign.
The local donation will benefit more than 1,300 students at Ayden-Grifton High School, Chicod Elementary School, Eastern Elementary School, Elmhurst Elementary School, J.H. Rose High School, Wellcome Middle School and Grifton Elementary School.
Eastern Elementary teacher Christina Mattison used the money to buy a camera to record students reading. She then plays the video back so the students can listen for fluency and pronunciation. The cameras are also a tool for instructors. The school was able to buy two new cameras with this money.