Daisha Hicks, a Tyner Academy graduating senior, will be attending Alabama A&M University. Her goal is to become an elementary school teacher. She is confident that college will give her the skills necessary to face challenges to come as an educator.
At the Tyner Academy Senior Awards held on May 14, Ms. Hicks received two scholarships totaling $1500 from local Kappa Kappa Iota Gamma Chapter members and the Psi State Tennessee Lucille Shugart Scholarship.
Psi State TN received its charter on February 11, 1967. Lucille Shugart was the first president and founder. The Scholarship in her honor is awarded to high school seniors planning to enter the field of education.
Sarah Grapatin, president, Psi State TN, stated that she is proud to be a member of National Kappa Kappa Iota and the scholarship opportunities available for educators, as well as for those who are entering the field of education. "The purpose of this organization is to promote the advancement of education by providing an effective network for the exchange of education and teaching practices by educators," Ms. Grapatin said.
National Kappa Kappa Iota Headquarters is located in Tulsa, Ok. and has members in 22 states.