|2012 Recipients of the Gloria Prude Scholarship|
|Written by Administrator|
|Thursday, 14 June 2012 08:52|
Tracie Bibbs- Williams Educator - 1st Place $750.00
Daphnea Doaty Student-$1000.00
Vera Hawkins Educator-2nd Place $250.00
Congratulations to the 2012 recipients of the Gloria Prude Scholarship presented by Stepping Stones Inc., a faith-based 501c(3), non-profit organization. The scholarships were presented on April 22, 2012 at the Christian Fellowship Church’s annual Friends and Family Day Celebration. Pastor Andy B. Ragland, the founder of Stepping Stones Inc., presented the awards.
The scholarship was established in 2002 and named in memory of Gloria Prude, a member of the Christian Fellowship Church, who was committed to the training and education of youth in many communities. It is the mission of Stepping Stones Inc. to help each child achieve excellence in academics “One Step at a Time”. (Not only has Stepping Stones given scholarships to students since 2002, they chose to go a STEP further this year and award the student and the teacher.)
The 2012 Outstanding Educator’s Scholarships were awarded to Tracie Bibbs- Williams ($750.00) and Vera Hawkins ($250.00). Mrs. Williams, a third grade teacher at Robinson Elementary, has been teaching for 14 years. Her principal had the following words to say about her “..not only does she love teaching, she also passes on a thirst for knowledge to her students.” Ms. Hawkins, a Pre-K teacher at West End Academy, has been teaching for 33 years. Her principal had the following words to say about her “…she works diligently with her students and parents to ensure they are actively engaged in the academic learning process.”
The 2012 Outstanding Student’s Scholarship was awarded to Ms. Daphnea Doaty. Ms. Doaty is a student at the University of Montevallo pursuing her Master’s in Education. She is completing her student teaching at Meadow View Elementary in Shelby County.
The scholarships were made possible by contributions from family and friends and sponsors such as Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC). SNC takes an active role in supporting their employees and their involvement in the community. Other sponsors of the event were Rave Motion Pictures, McDonalds, Milo’s, Advance Auto and Wendy’s Restaurant.
Stepping Stones Inc., is committed to assisting at risk youth as well as advancing youth throughout the state of Alabama, to obtain higher education.