“I received a formal offer for employment 8 days after I graduated from UCF. I have been working at the same middle school since then, and I am finishing up my third year. My first year of teaching, I was selected as the New Teacher of the Year. This year, I was given the position of Department Head for Language Arts, and now have a leadership role in my school. Since I received the Ruckman Scholarship, as well as a few other scholarships, I was able to graduate college debt free–which is quite wonderful.