The Indiana School Counselor Association (ISCA) has awarded its Ike Womack Scholarship to Heather Burton of Cole Elementary School. Burton will receive a $500 award as she completes her master's degree at Butler University. The award is given based on high scholarship, leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the school counseling profession.
"As a counselor, she shows unconditional support for all students. Heather is a true student advocate," says Dr. Bandie Oliver, Associate Professor at Butler University. "One of her greatest assets is her heart. She truly loves her work as an elementary school counselor and I believe she has not only chose this profession, but this profession has truly chosen her."
Burton earned her bachelor's degree from Ball State University and is in her first year as a school counselor.
Burton currently serves as one of the graduate student liaisons on the ISCA Board. In Butler's program, she has demonstrated leadership and service by her guidance as a group counseling assistant where she provided guidance and support to other students in the program as they learned group counseling skills. "Her demonstrated leadership and commitment to learning have made a positive impact on her Butler cohort learning community and I have no doubt that her passion and drive will continue in her work as a school counselor," says Dr. Oliver.
Burton will be recognized at the November 3 ISCA annual conference and awards luncheon.