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Future teachers receive new scholarships

by Melanie Jongsma
TF South Spanish teacher Hannah Berridge (far left) congratulates Trevon Gant and Kenneth Halpert. (Photo provided)

CALUMET CITY, Ill. (July 24, 2019) – “I’m really excited to be here today,” TF South Spanish teacher Hannah Berridge said to the District 215 School Board at their July 23 meeting, “to introduce and congratulate two young men who are the first-ever Local 683 Future Teachers Scholarship recipients.”

Trevon Gant and Kenneth Halpert were both awarded the newly established scholarship. Gant plans to study early education, and Halpert plans to study history and special education.

The scholarship was specifically established to encourage students to enter the field of education. “Come back to 215!” Superintendent Teresa Lance encouraged the recipients.

Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.