UNION — Three young women who want to become teachers are getting some help toward achieving their goals from a group of women educators.
Union County Curriculum Coach Rhonda Hollingsworth announced this week that Union County High School students Anna Kelly, Lennah Farr, and Morgan Petty were each recipients of $500 scholarships awarded by Delta Kappa Gamma. Hollingsworth said that Delta Kappa Gamma is a professional organization of women educators who seek to help young women pursue careers in teaching. She said Delta Kappa Gamma sees the scholarships as an investment in the community as it is hoped the recipients will come back to Union County to teach.
Like all others who have sought Delta Kappa Gamma’s support, Hollingsworth said that Kelly, Farr, and Petty each had to apply for their scholarships and write an essay on why they want to be a teacher. She said that once selected, they had the opportunity to meet with the members of Delta Kappa Gamma and talk about their desire to become teachers.
Hollingsworth said that all three have gotten their educations in Union County from elementary school through high school. She said that Farr will be attending USC Upstate while Kelly and Petty will be attending Winthrop University.
Delta Kappa Gamma places its scholarship applications at Union County High School for students interested in seeking its help in getting their educations to become teachers.
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