At its April 22nd meeting, the Delta Sigma Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International presented $1000 scholarships to three local high school students planning to enter the field of education and an Advanced Degree Scholarship, Beginning Teacher Award, and Professional Development Award to three current educators.
The recipient of the Annette Geymont Memorial Future Educator Scholarship was Emma Grace Owen, daughter of Robert and LeAna Owen of Lincolnton. She is currently a senior at Lincolnton High School and will be attending UNC-Charlotte in the fall.
Recipients of two additional Delta Sigma Future Educator Scholarships were Jessica Lynn Eubank and Adolyn Elizabeth Rankin. Jessica is the daughter of Cindy Eubank of Iron Station and a senior at East Lincoln High School. She plans to attend Appalachian State University in the fall. Adolyn, the daughter of Chad and Sharolyn Rankin is a senior at North Lincoln High School and plans to attend UNC-Charlotte next fall.
Sheila Wright was awarded the Delta Sigma Advanced Degree Scholarship. She is working on an EDU Doctorate in Curriculum Instruction at Gardner-Webb University. Sheila is currently the Assistant Principal at North Brook Elementary School and a member of DKG.
Brianna Mace received the Most Promising Young Woman Educator Award for 2021. This award is given annually to a female beginning teacher who demonstrates a natural gift for teaching. Brianna Mace is a third grade teacher at Battleground Elementary School. She was nominated for the award by her principal, Tracy Eley.
The Delta Sigma Professional Development Award was presented to Jenny Dellinger, Media Coordinator at West Lincoln Middle School. She has submitted a proposal to present at the National Conference of the America Association of School Librarians along with her university colleague from Marshall University. This award will support her attendance.