Wisconsin Education Association Council
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Cameron LeFlore receives state award to study education

Scholarship from Wisconsin educators paves way for future teachers

By - Apr 30th, 2018 02:35 pm
Cameron LeFlore of Milwaukee is one of four Wisconsin seniors to receive a 2018 Future Teacher scholarship from the Wisconsin Education Association Council. LeFlore, center, is pictured at the awards ceremony April 28 in La Crosse with his father, Shalamar, and mother, Frelesha, who is a member of the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association. Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Education Association Council.

Cameron LeFlore of Milwaukee is one of four Wisconsin seniors to receive a 2018 Future Teacher scholarship from the Wisconsin Education Association Council. LeFlore, center, is pictured at the awards ceremony April 28 in La Crosse with his father, Shalamar, and mother, Frelesha, who is a member of the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association. Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Education Association Council.

Cameron LeFlore is one of four Wisconsin seniors selected as a recipient of the Wisconsin Education Association Council’s Future Teacher Scholarship. LeFlore was selected based on his commitment and enthusiasm for continuing Wisconsin’s tradition of providing the highest quality teachers for students.

A senior at Rufus King International High School, he is the son of Frelesha and Shalamar LeFlore of Milwaukee. His mother, a Milwaukee Public Schools middle school teacher, is a member of the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association. His father is an officer with the Milwaukee Police Department. Cameron will attend DePaul University in Chicago to become a high school teacher.

“My dream is to be the inspiration students are looking for to set them on the path of success,” LeFlore said.

LeFlore received the scholarship April 28 at WEAC’s annual meeting in La Crosse, with about 500 educators from around the state present to applaud his accomplishment.

“WEAC leads the profession in ensuring every student has a caring, qualified and committed teacher,” said Alexandra Agar, a Watertown middle school teacher and chairwoman of WEAC’s Community Outreach and Parental Involvement Committee. “Education isn’t just a job, it’s a calling. This scholarship assists outstanding future educators in fulfilling their dreams to inspire students’ natural curiosity, imagination and desire to learn.”

WEAC is Wisconsin’s largest association of professional educators committed to the success of every student. Members include teachers, education support professionals and technical college instructors.

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