Heber Springs School District teacher Shannon Martin will receive a $1,000 Champion Scholarship from Be Pro Be Proud. This scholarship is awarded in a drawing to teachers or faculty that complete every “Tour Stop Requirement” that Be Pro Be Proud asks of them in preparation for their upcoming visit.The scholarship aims to support teachers and faculty in their own classrooms by providing funding for resources that may not be attainable otherwise.

By completing each of the requirements, teachers and faculty are entered into a drawing to receive one of two $1,000 scholarships that go toward classroom resources. Be Pro Be Proud stated in a press release it is excited to present this award to Martin, and would like to thank her for the work that she did to ensure a great experience for her students.

Be Pro Be Proud relies heavily on teacher and school engagement to ensure that each Tour Stop provides the best experience for every student. The program felt that the best way to say thank you to the incredible teachers and faculty that work with them was to help fund new resources for their classrooms.

Since 2016, Be Pro Be Proud has hosted more than 100,000 visitors on the Mobile Workshop, across 308 cities and 571 tour stops. Schools around the state of Arkansas have hosted Be Pro Be Proud to provide their students with a new understanding of professional careers. By stimulating the professional workforce, the state of Arkansas’s economy will continue to grow and communities will be stronger and more prosperous. The program is a workforce development initiative working out of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas (AIA) that connects students around the state to high-tech, high-paying careers. Through partnerships with state agencies, local industry, and higher education entities, working to replenish the professional workforce that has been experiencing a drastic decline.

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