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A Carbondale student is among those from across the state named as 2018 Golden A.

Byline: Submitted by Kellie Kennedy

A Carbondale student is among those from across the state named as 2018 Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois.

Golden Apple, an Illinois not-for-profit committed to developing teachers, inducted 229 students who have chosen to teach students in schools of need. Among them is Sophie Henderson of Carbondale, who is studying at Bradley University.

While pursuing their degrees in teaching, scholars participate in summer institute experiences in which they spend time working directly with students, have opportunities to reflect on their teaching practices, and receive instruction and mentorship from award-winning Golden Apple teachers.

Scholars represent a diverse group of high-achieving young people from across the state of Illinois. Newly inducted 2018 scholars maintained nearly a 4.0 average weighted high school GPA and over a 3.5 college GPA.

"Golden Apple is thrilled to welcome the high-achieving 2018 class of scholars, who from diverse backgrounds and circumstance will grow to guide underserved students from the most challenging environments to long-term success," said Alicia Winckler, president and CEO of Golden Apple. "In response to the urgent demand for qualified teachers, the scholars program is poised to deliver exponential growth to meet that need. We are proud to prepare highly effective teachers for schools-of-need."

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Publication:Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Geographic Code:1U3IL
Date:Jun 27, 2018
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