Children’s Champion Award to Teresa Green

Sandra Drewry (left), Teresa Green and Darla Johnson (right)

The Beta Tau Delta Children’s Champion Award was presented to Teresa Green Tuesday at the Greene County High School Senior Awards Night. The presentation was made by Sandra Drewry on behalf of the organization.

“Teresa Green has been a champion of children since arriving in Greene County in 1980 and has been a friend and mentor to children of all ages,” Drewry said. “She has listened to stories about tragic life events and has done what she could to help kids through troubled times. As founder and sponsor of Interact Club, she helps students learn about giving back to their community through projects such as leaf raking, roadside trash pick-up, and the senior citizens’ prom.

“In addition to her paid duties as an educator, coach and prom sponsor, Teresa has donated thousands of hours helping youth by assisting with a clothes closet for homeless and at-risk youth, helping students find dresses and suits for prom, volunteering before and after school to help students write resumes, find jobs, prepare for interviews and complete scholarship applications, staying with children with disabilities when the parents needed to be gone, and so much more. Teresa is a terrific teacher, a wonderful role model, and a great mentor.”

The Children’s Champion Award is not bestowed annually, but when the organization wants to recognize and celebrate an individual or group that is clearly going above and beyond in providing special supports for the children of Greene County. Previous recipients have included Doreen and Skeeter Wilber, Jim North, Roger Olhausen, Jean Lindhardt, the board of the Greene County Early Learning Center, the Jefferson Elks, and the Bee and Herald and Scranton Journal.

This year Beta Tau Delta will celebrate 100 years of providing support for children’s programs, projects and critical needs. “None of the support we provide would be possible without the backing of the many citizens of Greene County who respond to our various fundraising efforts,” commented Beta president Darla Johnson. “Those donations have made it possible for the needs of countless children, youth organizations, and youth programs in Greene County to be met for many, many years.”

Beta members congratulating Teresa Green are (from left) Cassie Dozier, Teresa Wright, Darla Johnson, Sue Richardson, Jan McDermott, award recipient Teresa Green, Sandra Drewry, Donna Smith, Megan Ball, Deb Wills, Carole Custer and Alana Curnyn.
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