New York (Education News) Lighthouse Guild is very famous American Charitable Organization, based in New York City, devoted to vision rehabilitation and advocacy for the blind. Students around the world face several problems to avail accepted and paying for the college of their desire. For a single student with vision loss it can be especially challenging. The main object behind this vision, Lighthouse Guild, the leading not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization, grants scholarships to students who are legally blind. These special Scholarships are awarded to those students across the country based on strong academic accomplishment and merit.
The role teacher’s play in motivating students often goes unrecognized. For students who are blind a great teacher can make all the difference. Lighthouse Guild offers lot od best Scholarships to outstanding students who are legally blind and also recognizes their outstanding teachers. Lighthouse Guild’s Teacher Awards are based on nominations from the students themselves.
Among those students receiving a 2017 Lighthouse Guild Scholarship is Braden Flax, a resident of Merrick, New York, who will be attending Princeton University in the fall. Mr. Flax says of his teacher Neal Madnick, “Mr. Madnick has encouraged me to state clearly and honestly my thoughts and to take advantage of, and maximize, the productivity of my academic and other talents.”
Mr. Madnick, who lives in Flushing, New York and teaches history at Sanford H. Calhoun High School in Merrick, New York says, “Braden is an extraordinary student who is passionate about politics, history and helping others. He is a role model and an inspiration. I am humbled and honored to receive this award.”
Scholarship recipient Cricket Bidleman, who lives in Morro Bay, California and will be attending Stanford University, says, “My high school only had 800 students, but it was still daunting for a blind person.” She speaks about how her physics teacher went above and beyond making her detailed homemade maps in Braille to help her get around the classroom.