Two Lamplighter Teachers Honored

Vicki Raney and Kathey Beddow. (Courtesy photo)

Lamplighter School teachers Kathey Beddow and Jody Stout have been honored for their work educating students about entrepreneurship and the free enterprise system.

The Freedoms Foundation and the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation presented them with the Leavey Award.

Beddow and Stout guide the Lamplighter Layers program, an egg-selling business managed by the school’s fourth-grade class.

“We are so proud to be facilitators of Lamplighter Layers — a program that does so much to encourage partnership, creative problem-solving, and great responsibility in our young students,” Beddow said.

“In its 48-year history, the Layers program has expanded and evolved,” Stout said. Students selected charities to share in the profits, “but core beliefs in the benefit of engaging in and investing in the free enterprise system,” Stout said, have always been the centerpiece of the program.