For her outstanding contributions as a high school language arts teacher, Sharon is recognized on the Donors’ Wall of Fame by Emporia High School Class of 1969 of Emporia, Kansas.

According to the Class of ’69:

Our class began high school when Sharon was embarking on her teaching career. We identified with Sharon because she was full of fresh new ideas and excited about motivating us to learn. She has retained the fire to teach and challenge all students in a no-nonsense manner. As parents, you never doubt that your child will learn if they are taking an English class from Sharon Stephens.

Sharon has taught language arts to grades 9 through 12 for thirty years and is currently teaching at Emporia High School in Emporia, Kansas.