Yakima Teacher To Be Honored At Mariners Game

<p>Amae Merrill</p>

Amae Merrill

If you're watching the Mariners play this weekend, you might see a local face during Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Roosevelt Elementary Teacher Amae Merrill will be honored at Safeco Field along with 23 other teachers as part of the Teacher of the Week program.

Each educator receives two free suite tickets to the game and a $500 classroom grant.

Merrill says she is a big M's fan, and was shocked to find out she was a winner.

"I'm super excited about this award, I couldn't do it without my students," said Merrill, "I do it for them; I want to build relationships with them, I want to see them grow and shine and learn. That's the exciting part about my job."

Merrill says that money, along with another grant she applied for, will be used to upgrade the technology in her classroom .