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Three students named Teaching Fellows

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on April 7, 2010 1:46 PM

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Corbin Beary

Michael Fields

Moriah Poland

Three Wayne County students have been chosen as recipients of the N.C. Teaching Fellows scholarship, while three others will serve as alternates.

Each year, 500 of the scholarships are awarded to outstanding students planning to become teachers. The Teaching Fellow receives a $26,000 scholarship loan from the state, broken down into four annual $6,500 increments.

The loan is forgiven after the student completes four years of teaching in North Carolina public schools.

The program also affords recipients to participate in unique academic and summer enrichment programs throughout their college careers. This year's recipients include Moriah Nicole Poland from Charles B. Aycock High School, Michael Andrew Fields from Eastern Wayne High and Corbin Tobias Beary from Wayne Early/Middle College High.

Alternates include Kailey Victoria Adams of Rosewood High, Hannah Breane Grantham from Southern Wayne and Hannah Elizabeth Singleton from Spring Creek.

The Teaching Fellows program was first created by the General Assembly in 1986, upon the recommendation of the Public School Forum of North Carolina. It has become one of the top teacher recruiting programs in the nation.

Superintendent Dr. Steven Taylor commended the students chosen for the prestigious honor.

"By becoming a Teaching Fellow, these students have shown that they exemplify the qualities necessary to become excellent educators," he said. "We wish them continued success in their educational pursuits and look forward to finding a classroom in Wayne County Public Schools for these future teachers after they graduate from college."