Pictured are, from left, grandmother Dorothy Knowles, cousin Skylar Rambo Mueller, Gov. Mike Parson and Katie Olson. 

Katie Olson was presented the Alpha Tau Chapter Grant-in-Aid during the Alpha Tau Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma spring meeting at Church House Banquets in Halfway.

Olson is a graduate of Buffalo High School. She earned an associate degree from Ozarks Technical Community College and attended Missouri State University. She now has completed the coursework for a Bachelor of Science in Education degree at Drury University.

Olson is excited to start her student teaching assignment at Fremont Elementary in Springfield to complete her diploma requirements.

Olson has worked at Great Southern Bank for eight years while she took classes in the evenings. She has completed her college courses with a 4.0 grade-point average and is looking forward to receiving her diploma in December.

Alpha Tau Grants-in-Aid are for senior education majors who are relatives of chapter members. Olson is the niece of Alpha Tau member Faye Peters. She is the daughter of Susan Knowles Burkey and of Mel Olson, Buffalo. Her grandparents are Dorothy and Charles Knowles, formerly of Buffalo.

The Alpha Tau Chapter is part of Delta Kappa Gamma International, which is a professional honor society of female educators in the United States, Canada, Latin America and Japan. The members’ mission is to have a positive impact on education worldwide. The organization provides scholarships and professional and personal growth opportunities, and supports early career educators. DKG also provides support for many community projects. The Alpha Tau Chapter has members in Dallas, Polk and Hickory counties.

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