The three students awarded the State of Michigan Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) $1,000 scholarships for 2014 are: Kelsey Setla, Jenny Lee and Enayath Hossain. The Chapter Endowment Scholarship was awarded to Bri’Elle Jones.
Kelsey Setla is graduating this year from Caro High School with a 3.8 GPA. She plans to pursue a teaching career at the Elementary level. For the past two years, she has been a student in the Careers in Education/Early Childhood Program at the Tuscola Technology Center and has gained experience at both the kindergarten and eighth grade level. Kelsey is also a member of the National Honor Society (this year serving as the Treasurer) and the National Technical Honor Society (this year she is the President). She has been on the varsity softball team for four years and this year was elected as the captain of the team.
Kelsey has also been an active volunteer in a variety of community service projects including the Tuscola County Pumpkin Festival, Red Cross Blood Drives, Special Olympics and various school and community fundraisers. Kelsey will be attending Saginaw Valley State University in the fall.
Jenny Lee is an undergraduate student in the School of Education and Human Services at Oakland University. She has earned a 3.6 GPA in Elementary Education. During her undergraduate study, she has earned great academic success and demonstrated exceptional leadership through a variety of educational activities. For example, she has been serving as the President of the Student Michigan Education Association (SMEA) Oakland Chapter and as the Co-Director of the Sunday School Program at Han-Bit Korean Christian Reformed Church. She has also worked as a camp counselor for the Michigan Council of Korean Churches Summer Camp.
Jenny possesses many traits of an effective teacher. She is caring, organized, passionate, positive and respectful.
Enayath Hossain is an elementary education candidate specializing in Math in the College of Education at Wayne State University. He has earned a 3.9 GPA. He has worked as an online tutor of language arts and as a teacher assistant at a local elementary school.
Enayath has been an active volunteer in a number of community organizations including the Islamic Center of North Detroit’s Community Outreach Department. He has participated in their Annual Neighborhood Appreciation Day by organizing and distributing fruit baskets to community members. He has also volunteered for Helping Hand for Relief Development, a multiservice organization that provides global relief during times of hardship and/or disaster. He is also active in the Muslim Ummah of North America Youth Group, currently serving as the secretary of the organization.
Bri’Elle Jones is a graduating senior from Detroit Martin Luther King High School. She will be attending Michigan State University in the fall.