LCH’s Ackerman Awarded FMU Teaching Fellowship

LCH’s Ackerman Awarded FMU Teaching Fellowship
Posted on 05/18/2018

Cathryn Ackerman, a senior at Lake City High School, has been named a recipient of a 2018 Teaching Fellowship at Francis Marion University.

The Teaching Fellowship, awarded by the Board of Directors of the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, & Advancement (CERRA), provides recipients with advanced enrichment programs, professional development opportunities throughout the state and Pee Dee area, involvement with South Carolina communities and businesses, and up to $6,000 annual fellowship funds for four years while completing a degree leading to teacher certification. The total possible fellowship of up to $24,000 provides for tuition, board, direct education expenses and institution-specified enrichment programs.

The goal of the South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program at Francis Marion University is to recruit talented high school seniors into the teaching profession and then develop leadership qualities within them, according to FMU.

Ackerman is president of the National Honor Society, vice president of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, secretary/treasurer of the Beta Club and former vice president/dance captain of the Lake City High School Ensemble. She is in the top five percent of her graduating class and was selected as a Junior Marshall and a Junior Scholar. She has volunteered at Vacation Bible School at Lake City First Baptist Church and The Bible Temple. She also has performed in Lake City Community Theatre productions.