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Avondale, AZ — A substitute teacher in Avondale spent $7,000 of his personal savings on his students last May. But it wasn't for classroom supplies. Manny Murillo, a retired public school educator who works as a substitute teacher for the Agua Fria High School District, gave $500 each to 14 graduating seniors. He launched the unique scholarship, called the Manny Murillo Scholarship Program for Employed Students, in January. The senior recipients had to work at least 15 hours per week and have a savings account with a bank or credit union. At the end of the school year, Murillo matched up to $500 of the account's balance. \'IT HAS TO DO WITH A J-O-B... OR TWO\'. His goal is to instill lesso... Full story

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