Theta Members with 40+ Years of DKG Service Recognized
The following members were recognized at Theta's March Founders Day meeting and
received their anniversary pin from a fellow member in a pinning ceremony:
Sophia Floyd - 60 years, Catherine Highsmith - 56 years, Emma Dineen - 51 years,
Linda Farrell - 47 years, Mary Cowand - 45 years, Connie Marks - 44 years, Sylvia
Quinn - 41 years, and Susan Nevitt - 40 years.
Chapter Merges with Theta Chapter
During the NC DKG Virtual Convention April 23-25, 2021, NC DKG members approved the merger of Beta Phi Chapter with Theta Chapter. Sylvia Quinn, Beta Phi treasurer will complete the process to finalize the merger.
Welcome Spring Gift Bags for Beginning Teachers
Beginning teachers at Willison Middle School and Virgo Academy were treated to gift bags from Theta Chapter to celebrate the ending of a unique school year dominated by the COVID pandemic. Gift bags included assorted food items, small book, gift card and drinking cup with cup holder for the beach. Students from Ms. Denny’s class at Virgo wrote a note of thanks. The Beginning Teacher committee also delivered additional classroom library books. Committee members decided to continue BT support in these schools for next year.
Marilyn Grinwis Gray Scholarship Recipients Selected
Five scholarships of $3000 each were awarded in April to selected North Carolina students studying Elementary Education or Music Education. The NC DKG Educational Foundation met virtually on April 2, 2021 to determine the recipients of the 2021 Gray Scholarships. Using the rubric developed by Theta’s Scholarship Committee, each member of the Foundation Scholarship Committee rated 300-600 word narratives written by 38 applicants. A total of rubric scores for each applicant determined the five recipients. Winners of the Gray Scholarship are Lillie Allmond Harris (UNCG-Masters in Music Education), Marguerite Hemedinger (ECU- Music Education),Mason Walker (ASU-Music Education), Lakin Stanfield (ASU-Elementary Education), and Ava Jane McCoy (ECU-Elementary Education).
2020 NC DKG Theta Chapter Educator Grant Recipients
Fifteen educators from New Hanover and Pender County schools submitted proposals for classroom projects this year through Theta’s Educator Grant program. Theta’s Scholarship Committee reviewed these applications using the grant rubric and selected four project proposals for maximum funding of $500. The following recipients and projects will support classroom activities during Spring 2021: