Rotary learns about teacher prep and student achievement at NSU, evaluates Essay Scholarship Contest entries

Rotary Club of Natchitoches President Richard White, Gruesbeck, and Rotarian with the Program Jimmy Berry.

Steve Gruesbeck, NSU Psychology Department, spoke to Rotary Club of Natchitoches at its meeting on May 14 about Northwestern State University’s Teacher Preparation and Student Achievement initiatives in the College of Education and Human Development.  

Six local high school students competed in the Annual Natchitoches Rotary Club Essay Scholarship Contest with the theme of The Rotary Four Way Test:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

The essay must be original and reflect the contestant’s research, views, and personal interpretation of the Four Way Test.

Rotarian Dr. Ron McBride, Coordinator of the Annual Natchitoches Rotary Club Essay Scholarship Contest is pictured with five of the six contestants who submitted and presented their essays to the Rotarians at the May 14 meeting. The Rotarians evaluated each essay, and the top three winners of the Rotary Essay Scholarship Contest will be awarded a scholarship:
First place- $1,500
Second place- $1,000
Third place- $500


Pictured from left are McBride, Joan Sporer, LSMSA; Jon Tucker Henderson, NCHS; Jazzare’ Burrell, NCHS, Sara DeMattie, NCHS; William Fralia, NCHS; not pictured Sara DeMattie, NCHS.