Clinton High School Seniors Named SC Teaching Fellows

April 10, 2024

Program Prepares South Carolina’s Future Teacher Leaders

Megan Bouslay and Savannah Miller, seniors at Clinton High School, have been awarded the prestigious South Carolina Teaching Fellowship.

Both Meg and Savannah will join the freshman cohort at Lander University this fall where the young ladies will be offered numerous professional development opportunities and be involved with communities and businesses through various service projects and partnerships with local schools.

The state’s Teaching Fellows Program, operated by the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA), was established in 1999 by the SC General Assembly. The mission of the program is to recruit talented high school seniors into the teaching profession and help them develop leadership qualities. Each year, the program provides Fellowships for up to 230 high school seniors who have exhibited high academic achievement, a history of service to their school and community, and a desire to teach in South Carolina.

Applicants for the program undergo a rigorous selection process that includes an online application, an interview and presentation in front of a team of three educators, and a scored response.

Megan and Savannah participated in the Clinton High Teacher Cadet program led by CHSteacher Mrs. Jennifer Howard.  This program includes two dual enrollment credits including Experiencing Education and Educational Psychology.  The students also complete two field placements in a classroom setting.  This experience combined with interview and writing practice with Mrs. Howard prepared Megan and Savannah for their Teaching Fellows interview and required essay.

Following the rigorous selection process, applicants who are awarded a Fellowship receive up to $24,000 in yearly scholarships (up to $6000 a year for four years) to attend a Teaching Fellows Institution in South Carolina. Each Fellow agrees to teach in South Carolina one year for every year he or she receives the Fellowship.

For more information about the South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program, visit

Photo: Left to Right – Megan Bouslay and Savannah Miller