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Teacher awarded Lilly Grant to spend summer in Spain

Mary Hagedorn teaches German and Spanish at Perry Central. Mary Hagedorn teaches German and Spanish at Perry Central.
PERRY CO., IN (WFIE) -

A Perry Central teacher has been awarded a Lilly Grant to spend the summer in Spain.

Mary Hagedorn teaches German and Spanish at Perry Central, and she says the $10,000 endowment will allow her to travel throughout Spain to gain a stronger understanding of the language and culture.

Hagedorn says she found out she won the endowment over the weekend.

"I couldn't believe it. It was like, 'Oh my god. I think I won!.' And when I opened it and saw the first line, Congratulations, just tears. I was overwhelmed, absolutely overwhelmed," Hagedorn told 14 News.

Hagedorn says she will be based in Barcelona this summer.

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