Submitted By
Paul R. Parker

Miss Katharene Walker was born 10 Oct 1917, and died 6 Nov 1997. She was buried in the Gresham Cemetery, Lauderdale County, AL. She taught her first year in Helena, AL and the next 7 at Walker County High, 1940-48. She came to Rogers High School in 1948 where she taught until her retirement in 1985.

Science Teacher at Rogers High School Receives Coveted Honor From NSTA

     A Rogers High School teacher, Miss Katharene Walker, has been selected as one of a dozen teachers from all over the nation to plan the 1963 convention of the National Science Teachers Association.
     This honor for Miss Walker is also an honor for the Lauderdale County school system. In view of this the Board of Education for the above county has offered to give Miss Walker release time for Nov. 12 - 14 while she is in Chicago attending the first meeting of the small group.
     This committee of which she is a member is called the national committee and it will not only plan the convention, which will be the ninth for the NSTA, but each member will be responsible for a part of the program.
     Miss Walker Plans to make the trip to Chicago by train.
     A member of the Rogers High School faculty for the past 12 years, Miss Walker is now head of the science department at that school. When asked about the organization that she belong to Miss Walker laughingly said that she is "a joiner" and began to prove it.
     She is a member of the American Association of University Women, the Florence Business and Professional Women's Club, a life member of National Education Association, National's Science Teachers, American Association of the Advancement of Science, American Association of Biology Teachers, Alabama Academy of Science, Tennessee Academy of Science, and Beta Beta, Beta, the national biology fraternity.
     Miss Walker, who resides at Rt. 5, Mars Hill Road, Florence, explains that NSTA is a part of NEA.  [Nov. 1, 1959 written in ink.]


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