LIVINGSTON– Beverly Cockrell, an English I teacher at Corrigan-Camden High School was awarded the first annual Active Teachers' Grant on March 5 by the Polk County Retired Teachers' Association.
Cockrell plans to buy the novel, "Unbroken," the story of Louie Zamperini, an Olympic runner and an Army hero in World War II. She said she "believes the study of this novel will elevate the students' learning about life, dedication, conviction, faith and perseverance." The novel will be used for years increasing the impact of this grant.
She was among numerous applicants from Polk County schools for the ACT Grant. The selection committee considered the number of students the grant would impact, depth and creativity of the students' learning experiences and if it would have the ability to be used for more than one year.
Polk County Retired Teachers' Association is proud to support active teachers as they endeavor to provide quality education for their students.