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Sylacauga City Schools is noted for its long history of dedicated teachers who not only taught, but also inspired their students to achieve great things. To continue this legacy of teaching and learning, a group of retired teachers, support staff, and administrators came together to endow a college scholarship through the Sylacauga City Schools Foundation for a future teacher.

The 2023 recipient is Miss Kalina Shorter, the daughter of Luther and Jenifer Shorter. Kalina was very active during her four years at Sylacauga High School. She has been a member of FBLA, FCCLA, National Honor Society, and on the journalism staff. At the age of six, she knew that she wanted to be a teacher and interned at B. B. Comer her senior year in Pre-K through the Child Development Associate program. She will be attending Alabama A&M University in the fall majoring in Elementary Education.

The teaching profession is a very rewarding one met with challenges, opportunities, and successes; and this future teacher will embrace it all with inspiration and a deep understanding of the impact teachers make in shaping the lives of their students.


Congratulations to Kalina Shorter!

To apply for the Future Teacher Scholarship, download the application here.

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Kalina Shorter

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