Valley teacher wins Super Bowl tickets

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

GILBERT, Ariz. -- There was a big surprise for a P.E. teacher at Mesquite Elementary School in Gilbert.

Students and faculty members were cheering loudly as one of their favorite teachers won a pair of tickets to this year's Super Bowl.

“My husband, he doesn't even know this is happening, so when he sees this he's going to freak out,” said Morgan Pardy-Hyatt.

An avid football fan and one who bleeds Cardinal red, Mrs. Pardy-Hyatt is hoping for the perfect scenario.

“It's so exciting. I can't imagine," she said. "And hopefully the Cardinals make it."

Mrs. Pardy-Hyatt won the tickets after submitting reference letters from the school and a video showing how she's implemented the NFL's "Fuel up to Play 60" campaign, which asks kids to choose good-for-you foods and be active for at least 60 minutes every day.
 
“She's awesome. She's amazing. She's the best teacher ever,” said students Sydney Keziah and Miranda Allen.

Mrs. Pardy-Hyatt was all set to play a little corn-hole and watch the Super Bowl at a friend's house, but not anymore.

“I'm going to call them from the Super Bowl; how cool is that?” she said.