Submitted by Mr. Derrick Hines, USC Program Director
The Sophomore Cohort had a great time at the Sophomore Conference in Charleston, SC. The breakout sessions and keynote address were excellent, and the networking dinner and experience were a hit! Much was taken away from that weekend and has greatly impacted their pre-professional development.
Senior Teaching Fellows traveled the short distance to the SC State House for Hill Day on April 4th and were presented with the opportunity to interact with legislators and be recognized for their outstanding achievements over the course of their four years as members of the Teaching Fellows program, we are proud of their accomplishments and congratulate them on their impending graduation and wish them luck as they enter the professional field!
Seniors Briel White, Kirstin Cogdill, and Anna Pstrak were honored by the USC College of Education with awards for their outstanding achievements in their respective majors at the USC COE's Annual Awards Ceremony. Briel is an Early Childhood major, Anna is a Middle Level major with Social Studies and Language Arts specialization, and Kirstin majored in Elementary Education, they individually recognized by the faculty in their content areas and were presented with awards as the most outstanding student in their class.
Awards night was also an opportunity to recognize those seniors who had successfully maintained excellent GPA's over the course of their collegiate career, 18 seniors received honor cords to wear at graduation for maintaining at least a 3.5 GPA through 8 semesters of coursework. The Freshmen cohort was also recognized by the administration and faculty of the College of Education as having been awarded the prestigious honor of Teaching Fellows, and will continue striving to achieve academic excellence in the years to come.
As a part of the ongoing service project featuring the Anne Frank House traveling exhibit, 7 USC Teaching Fellows traveled to Darlington High School on April 7th to train Teacher Cadets from Darlington High School and the Mayo School for Math and Technology. The one-day, fully immersive training is designed to promote the growth of awareness of social issues within society by using the historical context of the life and times of Anne Frank. The Teacher Cadets will guide their respective schools and communities through the exhibit during its two week stay.