Patrick White Honored With Samford University Learning for Life Award

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Helena High School math teacher Patrick White was recently honored by Samford University as a recipient of the Learning for Life award. The Learning for Life Award was created by the university in 2015 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Orlean Beeson School of Education and to honor outstanding education alumni that have made a significant impact in the lives of others.

According to Samford’s website, the mission of the education school is to, “enrich the community and empower its students to educate, lead, and serve.” Additionally, one of the school’s core values is that learning is a life-long commitment. These two statements are what the Learning for Life Award celebrates and chosen honorees emulate.

“Although their career paths may be different, recipients are all similar in the way that they have made a notable influence in their respective fields of study, in their local communities, and in the world,” the website states.

White has taught at Helena High School since 2016. He also serves as a golf coach for HHS. Patrick earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Samford in 2011 and his Master of Education in Secondary Education and Teaching in 2013.

White was one of six Learning for Life honorees for 2022. Others who were honored included Autumn Jeter, Eden Jones-Hinds, Becky Gordy Lehmann, Meridith Nealy Startling, and Amanda Wilbanks.

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