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Parkland Senior Named First Recipient of Future Educators Scholarship

Naarah Roy presentation

Naarah Roy, member of the Parkland High School Class of 2023, is the first-ever recipient of the new Parkland/Cedar Crest College Future Educators Scholarship. This new scholarship is offered annually to an aspiring teacher who will be attending Cedar Crest College.

“We were looking for a student who expressed a passion for working with children and who connected to Cedar Crest College,” says Dr. Jill Purdy, professor and chair of the education department. “Naarah Roy spoke of her work with children at her church, and of the long history of our small college community. She wants an opportunity to be a part of the field of education in her future.”

Dr. Purdy presented the scholarship to Naarah at Parkland’s annual senior awards ceremony on Monday, May 22. The scholarship is funded through the Parkland Education Foundation and Cedar Crest College.