October 16, 2012
2012 Ken Bower Scholarship Recipients Announced
The Ken Bower Teacher Cadet Scholarship, named in memory of Dr. Ken Bower, an architect of the original Teacher Cadet course and curriculum, is awarded each year to as many as six senior Teacher Cadets who intend to become a classroom teacher in one of South Carolina's many public schools. “The recipients of the Ken Bower Teacher Cadet Scholarship are among South Carolina’s most stellar students who have recognized and embraced their passion for teaching and working with children,“ notes Marcella Wine-Snyder, Program Director for the Teacher Cadet Program. “It will indeed be an honor to welcome these exemplary students to the teaching profession after their program of study is completed at one of the teacher education institutions in South Carolina.”
Teacher Cadet instructors receive notification of the call for applications early each calendar year and all senior Teacher Cadets are eligible to apply. Thanks to the generosity of silent auction "shoppers" at two CERRA workshops and other donors who support the Teacher Cadet program, 2012 recipients will receive a one-time award of $500. The award is mailed directly to the recipient's college before August 1st and is applied to his or her account. Awards are determined based on the merits of scholarship, teacher recommendations, and a written essay. The Ken Bower Teacher Cadet Scholarship is not "needs-based" and does not rely on the financial information of the Teacher Cadet’s family. Teaching Fellows may also be recipients of the Ken Bower Scholarship.
Anna Caroline Anderson is the eldest daughter of Richard and Ann-Marie Anderson. She is an honor student and Teacher Cadet at Easley High School. She is a member of Student Council, Honor Choir, National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and the Interact Club. She is also an officer for the Future Educators Association chapter at Easley High. This fall, she will attend Clemson University to major in Elementary Education. Her Teacher Cadet instructor is Ms. Kay Hiott.
Antuan Augustus, a Teacher Cadet at Lugoff-Elgin High School, is the eldest of six siblings and was born and raised in South Carolina. He is often involved in community service projects such as Toys for Tots and Feeding the Homeless. Antuan is both a saxophone and French horn player in the band as well as a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society, and Junior Leadership of Kershaw County. He plans to attend the College of Charleston to major in Spanish and minor in education. His Teacher Cadet instructor is Ms. Wendy Mullis.
Camille Beavers is a Teacher Cadet at Pickens High School. She served as president of the Interact Club and French Club, vice president of TRI-M, business manager of the yearbook staff, historian and treasurer for the Student Council, and co-captain of the cheerleading team. Camille was also involved in the Beta Club, Prom Committee, and Central Spirit. Among her many accolades, Camille was a delegate at Palmetto Girls State and was named a Junior Marshall. She is actively involved in her church youth group and is a member of her church’s praise band and youth choir. Camille plans to attend Clemson University where she will major in Secondary English Education. Her Teacher Cadet instructor is Mr. David Cudd.
Laura Berley is a 2012 graduate of South Aiken High School. Laura plans to attend Winthrop Uuniversity in the fall to major in secondary music education. While at South Aiken High, she served in various leadership roles and was the flute section leader in the marching and symphonic bands. Laura also was a member of the Youth Leadership Committee at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Her Teacher Cadet instructor is Ms. Faith Barber.
Brittany Bullard is a 2012 graduate of Camden High School in Kershaw County School District. Through the task of giving swimming lessons, Brittany discovered her love for children as she watched them swim and overcome fears, and it was in her Teacher Cadet class where she discovered her calling to become a teacher for special needs children. Along with coaching and playing volleyball at Camden High, Brittany also works as a waitress and a lifeguard for the county’s recreation department. She will attend Winthrop University and looks forward to experiencing her career as a teacher. Her Teacher Cadet instructor is Ms. Meredith Kirkland.
Sarah Talmage, a Teacher Cadet at Lexington High School, is a member of the National Honor Society, Honors Chorale, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Junior Varsity Tennis Team. She is active in her church’s youth group while serving as a small group leader and a children’s ministry volunteer. She plays church league basketball and recreational league tennis.
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