Campbell chapter of N.C. Association of Educators earns Gold Ribbon award

RALEIGH —The Campbell chapter of the Student North Carolina Association of Educators received the Gold Ribbon, Outstanding Chapter Award for exceptional achievement for the 2013-2014 academic year.

The award will be presented at the organization’s spring conference in Raleigh on April 28-29.

“This was an amazing honor, and I am so glad that we can be recognized for our outstanding effort,” said Ashly Harbach, president of the Campbell SNCAE chapter. “SNCAE is an exceptional organization and makes a significant impact in the lives of future teachers.”

The Student North Carolina Association of Educators is a pre-professional organization for undergraduate and graduate students interested in a career in education. SNCAE is a division of the larger North Carolina Association of Educations, the leading professional organization for educators in North Carolina, representing more than 65,000 members of the National Education Association. The organization’s goal is to prepare college students for their futures as educators through collaborative workshops, educational conferences and teacher preparation support. 

Harbach said the award is based on points acquired by participating in a number of service projects and educational related events during the year. To be eligible for the four tier-leveled awards, each chapter must meet basic requirements and earn a minimum of 90 points.  Campbell’s chapter soared by accumulating more than 175 points for the highest honor.

Some of the projects Campbell’s SNCAE participated in were:

Operation Backpack, a county-wide project that provides school supplies and materials to students in need;

Read Across America at Selma Elementary school to promote student literacy;

American Education Week, to show appreciation to teachers; and

Grant submission, as Campbell’s SNCAE earned a grant to mentor education majors.

The chapter also produced a video highlighting the benefits of SNCAE membership, in addition to numerous other activities. The Gold Ribbon Award includes a cash prize of $150 to help fund future service projects for the chapter.