It was such an honor to receive our $1,000 scholarships from the
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce (“Future Teachers Awarded Grants
from Manhattan Chamber,” Spotlight on Schools, June 2001). It
is so encouraging for us to realize that there are so many well-intentioned
people who don’t even know us offering support both financially
and in spirit. So often as minority teenagers, we assume that
people really don’t care about us; this grant changed our minds.
After the assembly, students came up to us to congratulate us
as well as to ask how we won the scholarships. Many are already
thinking about what they are going to write in order to receive
the scholarships next year. Our principal, Elaine Goldberg, told
us that this grant may not be forthcoming every year. We would
like to ask the Chamber to consider adopting the High School of
Teaching and giving this scholarship every year for the many worthy
kids in our building.
Barahona, Karen Cooper, Su-Elene Cuevas, Margaret Diaz, Venus
Hernandez, Suzie Ip, Michelle Mapp, Nydia Southerland, Shaneika
Swinton, Carmen Tavarez
Richard R. Green High School of Teaching
McCarthy, Ph.D. is the Chancellor Professor, School of Education,
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