CHS teacher attends national workshop
CLOVER Clover High School teacher Jimmy Roach was selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar and to attend one of 17 NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops.
The NEH is a federal agency that each year supports summer study opportunities so teachers can work with experts in humanities disciplines to improve their practice.
Roach participated in a workshop held in Gettysburg, Pa. On Hallowed Ground: Gettysburg in History and Memory was a one-week program co-sponsored by NEH and Gettysburg College and is directed by Dave Powell, a professor of education at the college. The teacher visited battlefields surrounding Gettysburg and the workshop was led by scholars recognized for contributions to the study of Gettysburg, including two-time Lincoln Prize-winning author Allen C. Guelzo.
“Our primary goal in this workshop is to help teachers deepen their understanding of the legacy of the battle of Gettysburg,” Powell said. “But we’re also interested in helping them broaden their awareness of how history can be used in schools to promote engaged, active citizenship and to increase understanding of social and political issues.
“Gettysburg is such an important place, not only because of what happened here but also because of how we remember what happened here. The meaning we give to the battle tells us a lot about who we are and what kind of society we would like to have.”
The 80 teachers selected to participate in the program were chosen from a pool of nearly 400 applicants. Each participant received a stipend to help cover travel, study and living expenses.
For more information, visit gettysburgneh.org.
Join Choral Booster Club
CLOVER The Choral Booster Club and the Clover Choral Arts Department are accepting memberships.
Membership renewal forms and new member letters were mailed earlier this month.
Returning Booster Club members who complete their application will automatically be assigned the same seats as last season, unless otherwise requested. Deadline for returning members is Monday, Sept. 1.
Visit cloverchoraliers.com for information.
Student money tip: Want vs. need
One of the biggest steps to financial security is learning the difference between a need and a want, according to Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.
Needs include clothes, food and, for many students, transportation.
With clothes, a want may mean wearing only designer items that cost more than clothes that last just as long and look just as good.
Students might want to eat a deluxe cheeseburger at a fast-food restaurant every day, even though they can save money by making their own sandwich.
If a student needs a car to drive to and from school, a want would be a new sports convertible instead of a reliable, used car with good gas mileage. A student who lives in a city, however, might save more money by taking public transportation.
Each time students are faced with a purchase, they should ask themselves if they need it or if they can get by with a less expensive item – or without it completely.
KHEAA is a nonprofit agency established in 1966 to improve students’ access to college. Visit kheslc.com.