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Rachel Elizabeth Brown

2006 L. J. Hart Scholarship

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44d75789dfebbRachel Elizabeth Brown - L.J. Hart Scholarship
Rachel Elizabeth Brown - L.J. Hart Scholarship

Rachel Brown will be receiving the L.J. Hart Scholarship.  Rachel attended and graduated from the Glasgow High School and is currently attending the University of Missouri-Columbia majoring in Art Education.

Rachel shares that all students deserve an equal education opportunity.  There are many advantages of teaching in a rural community.  The children that come from rural areas are raised in farm families, and a good work ethic is instilled within them from an early age.  Teachers have a great advantage of developing positive relationships with their students because of the small class sizes and many times it becomes like a large family.

My decision to become a teacher was an easy one.  My mother has taught for over 30 years and loved every second of it.  I was lucky enough to see the ways in which she touched so many lives.  I intend to teach in a rural school and bring the exciting world of arts to my students and my community.

One of Rachel's former teachers describes her as: "Rachel bubbles with enthusiasm and digs into whatever she tries with all her heart and soul.  Although her appearance is metropolitan, she truly has the heart of a genuine country girl.  She has an extraordinary ability to converse comfortably with people of all ages and all walks of life.  The word exuberance comes to mind when I think of Rachel."