2019-2020 Teacher of the Year
District Teacher of the Year--Richard Whitmore, YCHS Spanish Teacher
District Honor Roll Teacher--Charlotte Shannon, HCJES Reading Recovery
Donzhane Smith Teacher Cadet Scholarship
This scholarship is named for 2017 YCHS graduate Donzhane Smith. After graduation, Donzhane planned to attend college and pursue a degree to become a math teacher. Sadly, Donzhane was unable to fulfill her dream of graduating from college and becoming a teacher. Only six months after high school graduation, Donzhane lost her battle with stomach cancer at the age of 18.
Donzhane was known for her hard work, a sweetness of spirit, and love for others. She was a combination of tomboy, fiery daredevil, and girly-girl. She loved her Alma Mater, the teachers, her classes--especially her Teacher Cadet class taken her senior year.
This scholarship, sponsored by the YSD1 Teacher Forum, is awarded to YCHS graduates who have successfully completed the Teacher Cadet Program and aspire to become teachers. Recipients will imbue Donzhane’s spirit and her desire to make a difference in young people’s lives.