Gulf Shores-based teacher, teacher at American Gun Club named George W. Bush Presidential Scholarship semifinalists

Gulf Shores-based teacher Brianna Benson, who reportedly works with Middle-School students in the newly approved Gulf County School District, is among a group of 23 finalists for the 2016 George W. Bush Presidential Scholarship.

Ms. Benson, a teacher for seven years, has been named one of six finalists in the state, and may choose to do well on next month’s Princeton Review ranking.

The consortium says the aspiring teacher, who currently teaches the Honors English Language Arts program in Gulf Shores, has a 4.8 grade point average.

She lives in Gulf Shores, Ala., which is located about 175 miles northeast of Mobile. It’s a half-hour drive from Pensacola. She also works at the Gun Club in Gulf Shores.

The George W. Bush Presidential Center announced the finalists on Thursday. They are as follows:

Auburn River Academy as a finalist

Bay Beach School as a finalist

Cloverdale Elementary as a finalist

Georgetown Preparatory Academy as a finalist

New Trail Middle School as a finalist

Oak Grove-Hinsdale Elementary as a finalist

Nick Bell Elementary as a finalist

Jack Russell Elementary as a finalist


McLain Elementary as a finalist

Hope Horizon Academy as a finalist

Whitney Arts and Technology Center as a finalist

Cocktail Academy as a finalist

Clark Brook Middle School as a finalist

Carnegie Magnet as a finalist

Owens-Illinois High School as a finalist

SCCY High School as a finalist

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