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2017 Teacher Forum Scholarship Recipients Announced

posted May 17, 2017, 10:17 AM by Deb WICKLIFFE   [ updated May 17, 2017, 10:18 AM ]
The Teacher Forum Scholarship is awarded to seniors who plan to attend a four year college and major in education. This year, two seniors from the School District of Oconee County’s graduating class of 2017, Sally Cannon and Aliyah Hancock, each received a $2,650 Teacher Forum Scholarship.

Sally Cannon, Seneca High School student, plans to attend Furman University and major in English. Sally is a member of the National Honor Society, Educators Rising, Junior Academy of Science, Beta Club, Carolina Youth Symphony, and Concert Band. She has served as Beta Club Historian and NHS Vice-President, and is a member of the Junior Leadership Oconee program. Sally was a founding member of Seneca High School’s Symphonic Band and served as assistant drum major for the marching band. Her extra-curricular activities include track, dance, and creative writing.

Aliyah Hancock, Walhalla High School student, plans to attend Converse College and major in Secondary Education. Aliyah is a member of the Beta Club, Lego and Interact Club and Archery Team. She has served as Battalion Executive Officer and Company Commander for JROTC and as Student Council Secretary. She was awarded first place in Unarmed Squad and Unarmed Platoon competition for JROTC. Aliyah participated in the NAACP Woman of the Year Pageant and is an usher at her church.

The seniors were recognized at the school board meeting on May 15, 2017, and will be recognized on Awards Day at their individual high schools. 

Since its inception in 2010-2011, a total of twenty-four School District of Oconee County seniors have been awarded Teacher Forum Scholarships. If you would like to make a donation to the Teacher Forum Scholarship fund, or would like more information about the scholarship, please contact Annette Orr, SDOC Instructional Services, at 414 South Pine Street, Walhalla. She can also be reached via email at aborr@g.oconee.k12.sc.us or by calling 886-4400, ext. 6126.

Pictured L to R: Suzanne Rogers, SDOC Teacher of the Year; Sally Cannon, Scholarship Recipient; Aliyah Hancock, Scholarship Recipient; and Fred Edgerton, Former Teacher of the Year