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Lindsey Marie Hays

2006 MARE Scholarship

Lindsey Marie Hays - 2006 MARE Scholarship

Lindsey Hayes, a MARE Scholarship recipient graduated from the California R-I High School at California, MO.  Lindsey is currently a student at Lincoln University, Jefferson City majoring in Elementary Education.

Lindsey shares that she believes a good education is essential and should be available to everyone.  My goals are to make a difference in the lives of children.  I want to be able to continue to motivate the overachievers; build the self-confidence of the underachievers; and appreciate the average academic students.

As I train for a teaching career and have the opportunity to observe other teachers in my rural hometown of California, MO, it has become apparent I belong in a rural school environment.  Having written an essay on Christy McAuliffe, her motto, "Reaching for the Stars," has become my own personal goal. 

One of her teachers shares that her observation of Lindsey in an elementary classroom through the site-based program at Lincoln, she has a good relationship with the students with an ability to understand them developmentally and academically.  Lindsey has the strong potential to become an outstanding elementary teacher.

Another teacher shares that Lindsey is compassionate and truly cares about students and their learning.  She wants them all to be successful and will work to make this possible.