Rachel Elizabeth Brown
2006 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."