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New Hanover County Board of Education Awards Scholarships to Future Educators

The New Hanover County Board of Education has awarded Caroline Cook and Miranda Lancaster, both recent graduates of New Hanover County Schools, the 2014 Board of Education Student Scholarship. In its mission to attract quality teachers, the Board of Education awards two $1,000 scholarships providing incentive, recognition, and financial assistance to outstanding seniors in a New Hanover County high school. The scholarships are given to the accredited North Carolina college or university of the students' choice and will total $4,000 each over a four-year period.

Caroline Cook is a graduate of Laney High School and a participant in the Laney Teacher Cadet program. She has been accepted into the Appalachian Community of Education Scholars at Appalachian State University. Caroline knew she wanted to become a teacher by the age of six because of positive influencers such as her mother and other teachers she encountered throughout her student career. Her natural ability to communicate with young children will help her reach and teach her future students.

Miranda Lancaster is a graduate of Laney High School and a participant in the Laney Teacher Cadet program. Miranda has been accepted to the Watson College of Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Miranda always knew she wanted to be a teacher and would practice on her younger sister. She trusts that her creativity and passion will help her inspire her future students.

The scholars went through a rigorous selection process proving they excelled academically, have strong leadership potential, are active in their schools and community, and were recommended by teachers or community members.



Posted: 08/04/2014