On Thursday, Fox 9's Randy Meier headed out of the studio to deliver the 7th Top Teacher award to Justin Helget, a fifth-grade teacher at North Intermediate School in St. Peter, Minn.
His nominator, Christy Borseth, told Fox 9 News that Helget gives students a reason to smile and is a true role model for them.
"Just an honor," Helget said. "Not only myself, but a lot of teachers here at North -- we're all on the same pathway, very driven, have future goals that we all want to implement and just see the students succeed with smiles on their faces."
Helget received an award to adorn his desk as well as $900 from Royal Credit Union for classroom supplies. He will also get a Subway sandwich party for his friends.