Strategies for Student Success 2015 - Page 58

Students Rise to the Challenge SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION Students Rise to the Challenge (SRTTC) helps lift up the voices of those most affected by academic achievement work – students. More than 400 students submitted essays, photo stories, or videos that described how one of their teachers went above and beyond to help them overcome an academic challenge. The 2015 student winners each received scholarships worth $1,000. The teachers who inspired or helped with the winning SRTTC entries each received a $250 Donors Choose gift card. HIGH SCHOOL WINNER Weston Downing The 12th-grade student at Covington High School in Tipton County Schools, created a video about the coaching of his teacher, Melissa Barrell, which provided to help him raise his math ACT score by 5 points. MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNER Yeleeya Li The sixth-grade student at Indian Trail Intermediate School in Johnson City Schools, composed a poem about how her teacher, Becky Honeycutt, helped her better understand math. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WINNER Nicholas Reynolds The fifth-grade student at Andersonville Elementary in Anderson County Schools, wrote an essay about how his teacher, Pam McCrary, challenged him to learn more advanced math. 57 Students Rise to the Challenge SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION Students Rise to the Challenge (SRTTC) helps lift up the voices of those most affected by academic achievement work – students. More than 400 students submitted essays, photo ܚY\܈Y[]\ܚXYۙHوZ\XX\[XݙH[^[ۙ[[Hݙ\YH[XY[ZX[[KH MHY[[\XXXZ]Y\\ܝ K HXX\[\Y܈[Y]H[[ԕ[Y\XXXZ]YH LۛܜHY\ QST\ۈۚ[•H L YܘYHY[]ݚ[ۈY[\ۈ[HܙX]YHY[X]HX[و\XX\Y[\H\[ XݚYY[[HZ\H\X]PܙHH H[˂RQHSTY[Y^XHBH^ YܘYHY[][X[Z[[\YYX]H[ۈ]B\YHX]\XX\XHۙ^X] [Y\]\[\[X] SSQSTHSTX\^[•HY YܘYHY[][\۝[H[[Y[\H[[\ۈ[HܛH[\^HX]\XX\[HXܘ\K[[Y[HX\[ܙHY[YX] M‚