Christy Smith-McCullough, the Gifted and Talented teacher at Robert Smalls International Academy, was awarded the 2022 Ruth Droge Scholarship for graduate studies by the Sigma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa. Smith-McCullough is also the testing coordinator, Leader in Me Lighthouse building coordinator, and the Multi-Tiered Support Systems coordinator for the school. The local chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international organization of women educators, offers scholarships for educators in Beaufort and Jasper counties. The Sigma Chapter members also volunteer their time and resources to nonprofits supporting children in the two counties. Lisa Parker, Sigma treasurer and past scholarship chairperson, left, presents Smith-McCullough, right, with her scholarship check for her graduate studies at The Citadel. Submitted photo.