Alpha Delta Chapter of Washington State awards scholarship to Shorecrest student

Friday, May 24, 2019

From left: Karen Novstrup, Scholarship Committee, Mrs. Anu Sharma,
Bhavana Sharma, Kimberly Haff, Scholarship Committee.


Alpha Delta Kappa is pleased to announce the awarding of its annual scholarship. Alpha Delta is a fraternal group of teachers whose work includes creating altruistic opportunities.

Every year Alpha Delta awards at least one $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior entering the field of education. Students are chosen from schools represented by teachers in Alpha Delta Chapter.

Bhavana Sharma, of Shorecrest HS, is this year’s recipient. She is the daughter of Bimal and Anu Sharma. Bhavana became interested in studying education during her experiences as a summer school volunteer. She went on to assist at local elementary school programs and at the YMCA.

Her goal is seeing that all students have an equal chance at success and that no one is excluded. Bhavana has worked hard in high school, taking some honors, AP, and Running Start courses. She plans to use her $1,000 scholarship at either Seattle Pacific University or the University of Washington, Bothell. Bhavana plans on pursuing elementary education.

Karen Novstrup and Kimberly Haff, both retired teachers in the Shoreline School District, were on the Scholarship Committee that evaluated applicants.

As Karen stated, "For me, the heart of ADK is altruism, and in particular, the scholarship program. What better way to support our students and the community than to encourage bright, talented young people to pursue a career in education. It is such a joy to see the enthusiasm of our scholarship winners and feel their excitement at the prospect of becoming a teacher. "

ADK is an international fellowship of women educators established to promote excellence in education and support worthy community programs relating to education, families, and world understanding. Teachers in Alpha Delta Chapter represent Shoreline and Edmonds School Districts. Alpha Delta Chapter was organized in Shoreline in 1963 and also contributes to local schools and charities.




1 comments:

Unknown May 25, 2019 at 8:38 AM  

I am proud to be a member of Alpha Delta. Their altruistic work includes donating school supplies, providing a dinner for Hang Time, donating to Hope Link, providing $1600 in gift cards to 8 Shoreline schools and donating clothing to the Works. Their altruism this year totaled $8000. Truly they are a small group doing power service for the Shoreline community!

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