Hamilton teachers raise funds for future educators

Hamilton High School teachers showed their support for teaching during American Education Week by purchasing T-shirts that supported the Future Educators Club. The “Teaching Team” T-shirts raised $455 to provide scholarships to Hamilton graduates as they enter student teaching.

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Future Educators Club was established last year for Hamilton students interested in pursuing a career in education. Club members attend monthly meetings where they hear from professional educators on topics ranging from school selection, college coursework, clinical experiences, employment outlook and challenges of the profession.

Club members also work with teachers and students at Marcy Elementary School and assist with special evening activities.

In addition to the $455 raised through the T-shirt sale, another $2,000 was contributed by an anonymous staff member to the Future Educators Club scholarship fund. The first scholarship will be awarded in January 2020.

Hamilton teachers Penny Komatz and Lauren Rogahn are advisors of the 13-member club.