T. Wingate Andrews High School recently lost funding for its Incentives Program, which rewards students for outstanding work. To help keep the program going, HPU’s Teachers of Tomorrow offered to bring the HPU ice cream truck to the school and hand out cookies as a reward for students who completed their service learning hours last semester. Service Learning is Guilford County Schools initiative, and Andrews’ students have earned over 4,000 hours this semester alone.
“As educators, we love being able to reward our students for a job well done; however, at times funding can be an issue,” says Andrews principal Rodney Wilds. “Our Andrews High School family is so very appreciative of High Point University for providing us with this wonderful opportunity to reward students for their diligence, determination and commitment to the service learning initiative as part of our rigorous learning environment at Andrews High.”
“I’m very excited that Teachers of Tomorrow has the opportunity to partner with Andrews High School,” says Sarah Saxon, vice president of HPU’s Teachers of Tomorrow chapter. “Our club loves getting involved with local schools and encouraging students to excel in their studies. Our hope is that, through this incentive program, the students of Andrews High School have been encouraged to pursue excellence in their academic endeavors.”
Teachers of Tomorrow (TOT) is a group of students interested in education. TOT allows future educators opportunities to gain insight into the teaching career and to work with local schools through various service projects.