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Wilson County teacher receives NCCAT scholarship

Congratulations to Christopher Beneck an Instructional Technology Facilitator at Hunt High School in the Wilson County Schools district! He has received the 2017 Norma Henderson Leonard and Elsie Brame Hunt NCCAT Honored Educator Scholarship for this year.

Former Governor and First Lady, Jim and Carolyn Hunt, established this scholarship in honor of their mothers: Elsie Brame Hunt and Nora Henderson Leonard. Mrs. Hunt’s mother, Norma Henderson Leonard, was of pioneering stock who taught in a one-room school house that still stands near Colfax, Iowa today. Governor Hunt’s mother, Elsie Brame Hunt, was an English teacher in Wilson, Johnston, and Guilford Counties in North Carolina. She concluded her teaching career as a librarian at Rock Ridge High School where her sons, Jim and Robert, graduated. NCCAT’s Elsie Brame Hunt and Nora Henderson Leonard Honored Educator Scholarship pays tribute to their lifelong commitment to their students and to the teaching profession. Beneck is pictured with NCCAT faculty member Elizabeth Joyce during the "Digital Citizenship" program he is attending at NCCAT this week in Cullowhee.

Click here for more on the NCCAT Honored Educator Scholarship program and how to apply.

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