The Center of Excellence Essay Contest is designed to give Teacher Cadets, current undergraduate and graduate students at Francis Marion University, and in-service P-12 teachers in Center Partner Districts, the opportunity to write about the challenges of working with children of poverty.
The topic selected each year is intended to encourage participants to develop their own views about a central idea while concurrently substantiating these views with references to current research. In addition to the opportunity for written expression, participants have the opportunity to win cash awards.
Paul Wells, Jennifer Huber
Noelle Margaret Ford
Leanne Elizabeth Rogers
Sara Gregson, Gregory Herb
Tamela Barfield George, Gaye H. Graham
Matthew Lee Woodward, Ansley Newell
Stacy Fitts, Lena McDonald-Greene, Verbiatene F. Weaver
Joyce Nettles, Dexter Benjamin Gore, Kaylor Jeffords, Brooke Mogy
Katherine Nicole Watson, Erica S. Brown