Special to Iredell Free News

The Statesville City Council recently honored Pressly School science teacher Mario Grant with the Community Award for Ward 3.

Mayor Costi Kutteh presented the award to Grant in recognition of his efforts to better his community and for promoting positive change. Grant spends his time coaching, mentoring, tutoring, and holding a summer camp for disadvantaged youth in Statesville.

Grant has been employed with Pressly School since 2016 and is currently teaching high school science.

The honoree said “he loves his work at Pressly and while he has had offers to work at other places, he is where he is supposed to be,” according to an Iredell-Statesville Schools news release.

“We are all proud of the Impact Mr. Grant is making on the students at Pressly and in the community of Statesville,” school officials said.

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