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Recent Kaneland graduate honored as a Golden Apple Scholar

Samantha Simmons of Elburn to participate in teacher preparation program

SUGAR GROVE – Elburn resident and 2019 Kaneland High School graduate Samantha Simmons has been selected as a Golden Apple Scholar.

The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois is a teacher preparation and scholarship program for high school seniors, as well as first and second year college students. The honor is bestowed upon students who have demonstrated a strong drive to become educators in some of Illinois' neediest districts.

According to a news release, the Golden Apple Foundation prepares the scholars for success in challenging teaching environments. All scholars agree to teach for five years in an Illinois school of need.

The scholars are offered tuition support up to $23,000, paid summer institutes that include courses and extensive classroom/work experience, academic support, job placement assistance and mentoring from award-winning teaching faculty.

Simmons will be attending Illinois State University this fall to pursue a degree in music education. Her ultimate goal is to become a high school band director.

As a Golden Scholar, Simmons will commit to teaching for five years in a school of need, and she has chosen DeKalb High School, Elgin High School and West Aurora High School as possibilties for employment upon college graduation.

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