The honor is presented by WCU’s Division of Undergraduate Studies and includes a one-time stipend of $2,500.
Madison Hale, originally from the North Carolina town of Albermarle, calls herself quiet, an introvert—but she’s already carved out an adventurous path for herself. After graduation, she plans to hike all 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail with her brother, who is graduating from high school. “We’re both taking a year to do this,” she says. “It’s been a dream of ours.” Though it could take four to six months, she wants to take her time. “I want to see everything I can,” she says, “since it’s a once in a lifetime thing.”
Grants were awarded in April 2019 for a variety of projects involving university faculty, staff and students.
The sessions will include classes for three age categories – “shark” for children 6 and up; “fish” for ages 3-5; and “minnow” for children 6 months to 3 years.
WCU’s contingent at the event included more than 20 individuals representing the university’s faculty and staff, current students and alumni.
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WCU students read to the Smokey Mountain Elementary School pupils on a regular basis as schedules allow, sometimes to a classroom or a small group and sometimes as a one-on-one activity.
The awards were presented at the 98th annual conference of the Southeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America.
Two hundred new scholarships have been created since the effort began in July 2014.