Few people give back to the community as much as our teachers do, so WKYC wanted to take a moment to thank one local teacher who is inspiring students to dream big. 

Josette Compton is an English teacher at Cleveland High School for Digital Arts, right across the street from our studios. Even through she's only been there for two years, Josette has made a big impact on the school. Most recently she was honored with an "Excellence in Teaching" award.

As a former journalist, Josette saw a need for a student-run publication focusing on girls’ issues. So she and her students launched "Smart Cookie." However, they needed a hand to help bring those pages to life. 

Our friends at Milano Monuments and Nick Mayer Ford Lincoln of Westlake and Mayfield Heights, wanted to help make that dream a reality by donating $1,000 to "Smart Cookie."

Our Maureen Kyle stopped by Josette's classroom to deliver the good news, and some sweet treats. 

"We will use this donation to make sure that every student here at Digital Arts gets a copy of 'Smart Cookie,' a surprised and excited Josette told Maureen.