Grants in Aid for 2015 Winners

Rachel Zuhars (FFHS), will be attending UNC/G and is majoring in Elementary Education.

Courtney Day (CHSS), will be attending North Carolina State University and is pursuing an education degree, perhaps in middle school science/math area.

Megan Forbis (FFHS),, will be attending Elon University and also also wants to teach at the elementary level.

2011 Grant-in-Aide
(pictured left to right-Andrea Zapata, Jennie Rook and Andrea Urch)

Delta Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma awarded two grants this
year totaling $1500 to two graduates of Flight High School in Kill Devil
Hills, NC. Coincidentally, both girls are hoping to work using their love
of Spanish as their springboard.

Andrea Zapata, who is bilingual, will be attending UNC Ashville with
a major in K-12 Spanish. Oddly enough, it was a year studying French
that solidified her decision to become a Spanish teacher. Andi knew she
wanted to work with kids and languages, but her year in French class
working with a teacher who had energy, enthusiasm, and undivided
attention for all students convinced Andi that she, too, would choose
this course of study. She volunteered as an Avid tutor to test herself
and found her experience very rewarding. In Andi’s own words, “I think
I can really help students to learn Spanish because I am bilingual and
can relate to the nuances of both languages.”

Andrea Urch will be attending East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
She will major in Elementary Education, using her Spanish to become
an ESL Teacher. Teaching has been her life-long goal. Her goal before
leaving college is to continue to learn and speak Spanish fluently. A
passionate traveler, Andi has visited Spain and feels a true connection
to the culture. She hopes to study abroad for a semester to fully
immerse herself in the language and culture. The blending of Spanish
and teaching says Andi, “… a career in which I can connect with
children, guide and push them to learn, while being taught by them at
the same time.”