The Future Educators (FEA) Club at Hagerstown Community College recently held a raffle to benefit San Mar Children’s Home in Boonsboro.
Student club members raised more than $900, which they presented to Daniel Day, the San Mar director of development, and Millie Steinke, the San Mar education and volunteer coordinator, in December. The funds will be used to purchase technology needed for educational activities.
According to HCC professor and club co-advisor Mary Beth Chaney, HCC students will be returning to San Mar Children’s Home in the spring to volunteer their time as tutors and peer mentors and to assist with a variety of social events for the children.
The Future Educators Association (FEA) is a professional organization for students interested in education-related careers. The organization provides students with activities and materials that help them explore the teaching profession in a variety of ways and helps students develop the strong leadership traits that are found in high-quality educators. The HCC chapter of FEA currently has more than 50 student members.
Back row, from left: HCC student Katlyn Thomas, of Clear Spring; HCC student Fabiola Viteri, of Hagerstown; San Mar Education and Volunteer Coordinator Millie Steinke; HCC professor and club co-advisor Mary Beth Chaney; HCC student and club president William Miller, of Hagerstown; San Mar Development Director Daniel Day; HCC professor and club co-advisor Jeannine Stonestreet; HCC students Audrey Mills and Brooke Weller, both of Hagerstown; HCC student Tawny Ditto, of Clear Spring; and HCC student Christina McKevitt, of Boonsboro.
Front row, from left: HCC students Heather Price, of Fairplay; Andrea Robinson, of Hagerstown; Rebekah Brown, of Sabillasville; Jean Stonestreet, of Hagerstown; and Ariel Dick, of Hagersotwn.