Betty J. DeWitt Outstanding Educator Award
Who is eligible for this award?
We are seeking applications from South Carolina certified teachers of grades K - 12 who are integrating exemplary agricultural education programs into their school curriculum. Teachers may nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else. The nominee must have designated and implemented a lesson/unit/project about the food and fiber industry within the last school year (August – June). There is no membership requirement to apply. South Carolina Farm Bureau State Women’s Committee awards the winner a cash prize and an expense-paid trip to the South Carolina Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Myrtle Beach, SC, which is held the first weekend in December.
What are the criteria for selection?
- Variety of Agricultural Concepts Taught
- Extent of Integration into other subject areas
- Use of creative techniques
- Use of classroom, school and community resources
- Evidence of nominee's impact on student attitudes and overall learning
A panel of judges will review the applications and the winning applicant will be notified by August 31.
How do I apply?
Download the application and return by April 30, 2016 to the following address:
South Carolina Farm Bureau
State Women’s Committee
P.O. Box 754
Columbia, SC 29202
For additional information, contact:
Vonne Knight, Director
SC Ag in the Classroom &
State Women’s Leadership Committee