Bennett Earns Scholarshipt to Attend National Conference

Bennett Earns Scholarshipt to Attend National Conference
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Woodruff Teacher Selected to Receive Scholarship to Attend National AITC Conference

04/03/2018

Ashley Bennett, the 2017 Betty J. DeWitt Outstanding Educator Award winner, was selected from teachers from around the United States to receive a scholarship from the CHS Foundation to attend the 2018 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference ‘Agriculture for ME on Land and Sea’ scheduled for June 27-29 in Portland, Maine. Bennett is a teacher at Woodruff Middle School in Woodruff, S.C.

Forty K-12 teachers were selected for their desire to learn more innovative ways to use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, science and social studies and more. Onsite and traveling workshops at the conference will provide these teachers with demonstrations of how effective the use of agricultural concepts in classroom instruction can be. In addition, teachers will network with other educators who have a passion for K-12 agricultural literacy. “We’re happy to assist teachers who are interested in educating their students about agriculture by helping them attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference,” said Nanci Lilja, president of CHS Foundation. “The CHS Foundation is committed to developing agriculture leaders for life and these teachers introduce students to the industry and spark interest in agriculture careers.”