Thursday, April 11, 2013
The Alpha Tau chapter of the Alpha Delta Kappa Teachers’ Sorority announced it’s 2013 recipient of the annual scholarships recently.
Selecting from among a competitive, highly qualified group was difficult, but this local chapter of the international honorary society of women educators is pleased to announce its highly qualified scholarship recipient, Samantha Nelson.
Nelson, a senior at Summerville High School, will receive the $500 chapter award to assist her in pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. She plans to attend Clemson University in the fall.
In her letter of support for the candidate, the Teacher Cadet director at SHS Kelly Browder wrote that one of Samantha’s strongest character traits is her dependability.
“She has shown her ability to work with children in a learning environment and will make an excellent teacher,” Browder said.
Dr. Linda Karges-Bone ADK Scholarship chair, said Nelson’s work ethic and compassionate nature demonstrate her clear commitment to service and a real heart for teaching.
“This is the kind of integrity and motivation that our sorority wants to support in future teachers,” Karges-Bone said.
Alpha Delta Kappa was founded in 1947 by Agnes Shipman Robertson, Marie Neal, Marion Southall and Hattie Poppino, visionary women who saw a need to recognize and support professional efforts of outstanding women educators.
Since 1947, over 125,000 women educators around the world have discovered the many opportunities provided by membership in Alpha Delta Kappa – opportunities for recognition of their commitment to educational excellence, for personal and professional growth and for collectively channeling their energies toward the good of their schools, communities, the teaching professions and the world headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Alpha Delta Kappa today has over 45,000 members in over 1,600 chapters located in town and cities in every state in the U.S. and around the world in Australia, Canada, Jamaica, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Membership, which is honorary and based on peer recognition, provides a wealth of opportunities fir leadership development and networking through workshops training sessions, conferences and conventions.
Perhaps the greatest opportunity Alpha, Delta Kappa provided is the opportunity to make difference. Worldwide, Alpha Delta Kappa members combine their energies and talents to enrich their lives and the lives of others through thousands of heartwarming, community base altruistic projects.