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October 10, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

’04 SRU graduate receives United Way Red Apple Award

Jennifer Kennedy, a 2004 Slippery Rock University music education graduate and sixth-grade teacher at Mars Centennial School, was recently awarded a Red Apple Award from the United Way of Butler County. The award recognizes outstanding teachers who teach in Butler County.

Kennedy sponsors the school’s Instrumental, Running and Spanish clubs, and provides students the opportunity to join the sixth-grade jazz band. She heads the Academic Support Program, which offers tutoring by teachers who stay after school.

Kennedy said her teaching mission is “to empower my students to reach their absolute potential, intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically.”

A panel of teacher and community volunteers picks the Red Apple winners based on classroom work, school and community volunteerism.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.