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Notable News — 5-8-13

Members of the Delta Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society of women educators, gathered Thursday, April 18 at the First Baptist Church for dinner and a meeting. Renee Smith offered greetings to the members by reading a selection entitled “God’s Creation of Teachers.” Renee invited the members to light birthday candles on cupcakes and sing “Happy Birthday” to celebrate the third birthday of the Delta Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. The blessing for the dinner was offered by Kellie Goins. Delta Sigma was excited to present awards to two outstanding young women from Lincoln County. The Delta Kappa Gamma College Scholarship was presented to Megan Dellinger, a senior from West Lincoln High School. Megan plans to attend Gardner-Webb University and, in the future, teach high school history. The Delta Kappa Gamma “Most Promising School Educator Award” was presented to Crystal Rudisill. Mrs. Rudisill is a fifth-grade teacher at Union Elementary. Mrs. Houser, principal of Union, gave outstanding praise for the techniques Mrs. Rudisill uses when teaching her students. Wanda Lutz introduced to the group the speaker for the evening, Kay Wilson. Mrs. Wilson has been a member of Delta Kappa Gamma for 40 years. Mrs. Wilson spent her teaching career in Gaston and Lincoln counties teaching first, second and third grades. She spoke to the group about changes that have occurred over the past 40 years in the world, in education and in Delta Kappa Gamma. President of Delta Sigma, Dr. Elaine Jenkins, surprised Kay Wilson with a special pin honoring her 40 years of dedication and service to Delta Kappa Gamma. President Jenkins began the business meeting with the approval of the minutes from the last meeting and the treasurer’s report. Committee reports were given. The membership committee presented five outstanding women educators for approval by the members to be invited to join Delta Sigma in the fall. Members were reminded of the state convention, which will be held in Charlotte at the end of this month. The next meeting will be held on June 11. At this meeting, members will begin making plans for next year.

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