Several Penn State Brandywine Education Club members earned awards at the 2012 Student Pennsylvania State Education (SPSEA) Conference held at University Park. SPSEA is a pre-professional organization that fosters leadership skills and professional development among future educators across the state of Pennsylvania through state association training and workshops.
Penn State Brandywine's chapter of SPSEA traveled to University Park to attend the "Cultivating Knowledge with a Seed of Passion" conference. At the conference, students attend professional development workshops and business sessions, and have the opportunity to network with veteran teachers and future colleagues.
Several elementary education majors from Brandywine participated in the state Learning Center competition. Senior Stephanie Beckett won first place in the Individual Entry portion of the competition for her submission "Wild World of Weather."
In addition, club co-president Amanda Davidson, a junior, and senior Nasima Tukhi both placed second in the Individual Entry competition.
Under the category of Chapter Entry, juniors Stephanie Byer (co-president), Kate Hyde (co-secretary) and Jessica Kohler (co-treasurer) won second place for their entry "Third Graders are as Crazy as a Zoo."
-by Jennifer Santangelo