Salisbury, Md. — The Eastern Shore Reading Council traveled to Jame M. Bennett High School
Monday evening to award the Barbara S. Davis Scholarship. The annual award is for $1,000 to a graduating senior within Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties who plans to enroll in the education field in the fall.
This year’s award was given to Elizabeth Cockey, who will be attending University of Maryland Eastern Shore and majoring in special education.
“I want to be a teacher because I want to inspire special needs children to be whatever they want to be,” Cockey stated in her scholarship essay regarding her excitement about working with children of special needs. “I want to make (students) feel like they are more than what others may think. Special needs children are viewed as children who need help all of the time and people often make fun of them. I want to help them show others that they are equal with everyone else.”
About the Barbra S. Davis Scholarship
Each year the Eastern Shore Reading Council honors past president and membership chair Barbara S. Davis with an annual scholarship. Davis, a retired teacher in Wicomico County Public Schools, is remembered for her passion towards sparking the love of reading to all of her students and those in the local communities in which she served. Davis’ scholarship is awarded annually to a senior who intend on majoring in education in the amount of $1,000.