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Helena Teacher In Rose Bowl Parade Wednesday

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A Helena teacher will be in the Rose Bowl Parade Wednesday.

C.R. Anderson Middle School teacher Mike Agostinelli will be on the Farmers Insurance Thank-A-Million Teachers float.

Agostinelli was selected from 5000 teachers across the state who were nominated for the Thank-A-Million Teachers program.

People voted for their favorite teachers in November to receive up to one million dollars from Farmers Insurance to use in their classrooms.

Agostinelli said the whole process was humbling.

"As teachers you're kind of in the trenches and working with kids, sometimes you don't get a lot of feedback on how things are going and through this whole process it's just been awesome," said Agostinelli.

The program was piloted in Montana starting in October, and launched nationwide last week.

Agostinelli has taught for 13 years, six of those in Helena.

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