Teachers never stop caring about education.
Just ask Maxine Amos, Shirley Stockton, Flora Ransom, Elizabeth Currie, Mary B. Carroll and Katrina Locklear.
Representing the Robeson County Retired School Personnel, this group of retired teachers recently presented an endowed scholarship to The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
The scholarship will benefit a junior or senior who is studying to become a teacher. The beneficiary will receive an annual award of $500.
"Hopefully, some deserving person will have the opportunity to join the profession," said Ms. Amos, association president.
Chancellor Allen C. Meadors thanked the group for giving back to their profession.
"It is true what they say about the dedication public schools teachers have for their profession and the young people they teach," Chancellor Meadors said. "This is a special gift that will help a deserving student join this elite club."
"We are proud of our School of Education which is one of the top ranked in the state of North Carolina," he said. "Because of this generous gift, a student will benefit and ultimately our entire public school system will benefit."
Present were: Ms. Amos, who taught at Pembroke Elementary and Carroll Middle School; Ms. Stockton at Red Springs High School and Lumberton Junior High School; Ms. Ransom, Fairgrove School, Smith's School and East Robeson Elementary School; Ms. Currie at Red Springs High School and Flora MacDonald College; Ms. Carroll at Purvis Elementary and Southside School and Ms. Locklear at Carroll Middle.
Ms. Locklear, a 1963 UNCP graduate, is chair of the Scholarship Committee.
"We had an outstanding year enrolling new members, and there were funds available for a good cause," Ms. Locklear said. "As retired educators, we are still able to contribute to the education community."