WEST COLUMBIA, SC -- Three Lexington Two high school seniors have been awarded the prestigious South Carolina Teaching Fellowship.
The students are Katie Kyzer of Airport High School, and Catherine "MacKenzie" Hafer and Khai Truong of Brookland-Cayce High. Fellows will receive up to $24,000 in funds from this program (up to $6,000 a year for four years) while they complete a degree leading to initial teacher certification.
The state’s Teaching Fellows Program, operated by the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA), was established in 1999 by the S.C. General Assembly. The mission of the South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program is to recruit talented high school seniors into the teaching profession and help them develop leadership qualities. A Fellow agrees to teach in a South Carolina public school one year, for every year he/she receives the Fellowship.
For more information about the program, go to teachingfellowsc.com.