Raleigh, N.C.—The Campbell chapter of the Student North Carolina Association of Educators (SNCAE) was one of seven chapters across the state to receive the Blue Ribbon Award for outstanding achievement for the 2010-2011 academic year. The award was presented at the organization’s spring conference in Raleigh, April 8-10.
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 over 65,000 members of the National Education Association.
SNCAE’s goal is to prepare college students for their futures as educators through workshops, support and instruction with job interviewing skills, resume writing, student teaching, advice for the first-year teacher and hands-on experience. Campbell student Terri Little, president of the Campbell SNCAE, said the award is based on points acquired by participating in a number of service projects during the year. To be eligible for the award, each chapter must have earned a minimum of 50 points. According to Little, the Campbell chapter earned between 75 and 100 points, considerably more than the minimum number.
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; the North Carolina Science Olympiad, a rigorous academic interscholastic competition held at colleges and public school campuses across the state dealing with the sciences for K-12 students; and an art exhibit, talent show and fall festival for the Lillington/Shawtown Elementary School among others.
The Blue Ribbon Award also includes a cash prize of $150 to help fund future service projects for the SNCAE chapters.
“I thought it was great being one out of seven colleges and universities in North Carolina to get the Blue Ribbon Award,” said Little. “I believe the award recognizes how much time and effort we’ve put into the projects this year.”