Alabaster Education Association presents $2,000 in scholarships

The Alabaster Education Association presented $1,000 scholarships to Thompson High School senior Nicholas Colburn and THS math teacher Meghan Craig during an April 28 ceremony. (Reporter Photo/Neal Wagner)

The Alabaster Education Association presented $1,000 scholarships to Thompson High School senior Nicholas Colburn and THS math teacher Meghan Craig during an April 28 ceremony. (Reporter Photo/Neal Wagner)

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – A Thompson High School senior got some help in continuing his education at the next level and a THS math teacher will be able to expand her classroom offerings after each received $1,000 scholarships from the Alabaster Education Association during an April 28 ceremony.

The Alabaster Education Association, which is the local affiliate of the Alabama Education Association, presented the pair of scholarships during its end-of-year reception in the THS senior cafeteria.

Each year, the Alabaster Education Association gives a scholarship to a teacher who is participating in continuing education and a scholarship to a high school senior, said Association President Ava Andrews.

To qualify for the scholarships, individuals must submit an essay explain their desire to further their education, and must be a member of the Association or a dependent of a member.

THS math teacher Meghan Craig received one of the scholarships, and said she plans to use the money to fund her trip to TwitterMathCamp this summer in Claremont, Calif.

During the camp, Craig said she will present a graphing method she learned while teaching at THS, and will look to bring back ideas from other teachers across the nation.

The Association also presented a $1,000 scholarship to Nicholas Colburn, son of Meadow View Elementary School teacher Michelle Colburn. Colburn is planning to attend UAB in the fall.