Two local college students who are studying to become teachers are the recipients of $750 awards from the Alpha Chi Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, an international society of women educators.
Each year the chapter, which includes central New York teachers from Rome to Dolgeville, awards scholarships to help aspiring teachers achieve their goal.
Marissa Brown of Marcy, a Utica College junior, and Kina Bradseth of Dolgeville, a student at Herkimer County Community College, are this year’s scholarship winners.
Marissa, a Holland Patent Central School graduate, plans to teach at the upper elementary level, hopefully at her alma mater. At Utica College she is a member of the Education Club, which organizes events that help local students, and a member of the Society of Leadership and Success.
Kina Bradseth, who was second in her high school class, maintains a 4.0 average at HCCC. She is active in intramural sports and plays volley ball and broomball. She is a volunteer at a local preschool and in a youth group, in addition to being a Girl Scout leader. Kina hopes to attend the State University at Brockport, with a concentration in mathematics and secondary education.
Alpha Chi Chapter raises money for their scholarships from various activities. In September they will have a garage sale at Chapter President Vicky Stockton’s home on Route 291 in Stittville during the Town of Marcy’s garage sales.
In addition to the scholarships, Alpha Chi sponsors educational programs open to area teachers.