GEORGETOWN, Del.- The 2020 Horatio Alger National Scholarship was awarded to Sussex Tech High School student Jessica Blatzheim, who plans to attend college for teaching.
Blatzheim is just one out of 108 students to receive the $25,000 award.
“I really believe in teachers not just having an interest in working with kids, but really wanting to make a difference,” said the Sussex Tech senior. “There really has to be a passion behind it.”
After earning her college degree, Blatzheim wants to be an elementary teacher, focusing on the younger grades.
She has competed twice at the national competition for Educators Rising, an organization of high school students planning to become teachers, and won gold honors twice at the state level. She is vice-president of Sussex Tech’s Key Club and a member of the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society.
She plans to use the SEED Scholarship to attend Delaware Technical Community College for two years and then earn her bachelor’s degree at Wilmington University. As a Horatio Alger National Scholar, Blatzheim will also attend the National Scholars Conference this spring in Washington, D.C.
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