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
BISHOP JONES 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