MCHS Alumnus Named 2017 Golden Apple Scholar

MCHS Alumnus Named 2017 Golden Apple Scholar
Posted on 08/28/2017
2017 Golden Apple Scholar and MCHS alumnus Andrew Engel.

Minooka Community High School sincerely congratulates alumnus Andrew Engel on being named a 2017 Golden Apple Scholar. Engel was one of only 234 Golden Apple Scholars in Illinois this year.

According to a news release from The Daily Herald on August 12, 2017,:

"The program provides tuition assistance to each future teacher while they pursue an undergraduate education. Beginning the summer after high school graduation and continuing throughout their undergraduate years, Scholars benefit from multiple teaching internships, ongoing academic and career mentoring and course work on the art of teaching delivered by Golden Apple Award-winning teachers. When Scholars complete the program, they have acquired more than two times the classroom teaching experience garnered by traditionally-prepared teachers.

Golden Apple continues to support Scholars after they begin their teaching careers through ongoing mentoring and professional development. In return for the financial, academic, and professional development support that Golden Apple provides, Scholars agree to teach in a school-of-need in Illinois for five years following college graduation."

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Again, MCHS congratulates Andrew on earning such a prestigious accolade and thanks him for his dedication to the education profession.