Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) is a professional honorary Society of women educators; the Society promotes professional and personal growth of its members, and excellence in education. The local chapter, Theta, annually provides a $1,000 educational grant to a female student from either Logan or Chapmanville Regional High School who intends to major in education.
Rachael Nicole Fortune, the daughter of Melissa Fortune of Logan, and Tom Fortune of West Logan, is the 2015 recipient of the Theta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher Recruitment Scholarship.
Fortune was an active member of her graduating class, having served as class secretary for all four years. She was a member of Key Club, and was active in student government. She has served as a peer tutor in several courses, and was enrolled in Advanced Placement and Dual Credit courses.
Active in her community, Fortune has completed many years of dance training at The Dance Studio in Logan, where she completed her senior recital this spring. She has performed in a wide range of venues including parades and the We Can Vaudeville Review Shows. Fortune is active in the Presbyterian Church, where she is a youth elder, and has helped with various children’s programs.
Fortune has been active in education throughout her life. She was a member of summer programs like Energy Express, where she later served as a mentor. She was also active in writing programs sponsored by Coalfield Writers, where she served through the years as mascot, camper, and counselor.
Fortune is the granddaughter of Tommy and Anetta Fortune of West Logan, and the late David and Barbara Grey of Ohio, and Glenn and Sandy Hayes of Kentucky.