Gwinnett County teacher wins $100K grant

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A big surprise for a Gwinnett County teacher who teaches his students to give back to the community.

Charles Kachmar teaches metals and welding at Maxwell High School of Technology in Lawrenceville.

As part of learning to weld, his students also build beds for area homeless women and children.

Mr. Kachmar is now the winner of $100,000 through the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence.

The program recognizes outstanding instruction in the skilled trades across the United States.

The prize is divided, allowing for $30,000 to go to the winning teacher to be used at their discretion and the remaining $70,000 to the school to support the winning program.