2 SCHOLARSHIPs AWARDED:
What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
I have had numerous leadership roles while attending the University of Maryland. The one that stands out as most important has been the time I have spent being a bible study leader within Cru. I have been able to use my gifts of teaching to share something that is a defining piece of my life. I have been able to lead my girls through their freshman and sophomore years. It has been amazing getting to mentor them through difficult parts of their life.
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
This scholarship has meant so much to me and my ability to pursue my dreams of becoming a teacher. The gift of a scholarship has allowed me to attend a school that I love. Through the generous donation of a scholarship, I will be able to become a teacher, hopefully making a difference in hundreds of children over the course of my teaching career.
Why did you choose to attend the University of Maryland, what makes this place special to you and what is your favorite part of being a Terp?
I chose the University of Maryland initially for finanical reasons; however, this school has became so much more to me that just a college for my degree. UMD has became my home. Home is a place where you leave pieces of your heart. This home has been a place where I have developed relationships that will last a lifetime. A place where I have grown in my faith and now see and understand my purpose in this world. UMD has opened my eyes to the hardships of the world and how I want to be apart of the change. My favorite thing about being a Terp is the community. People coming together for a single cause and making a difference. Classmates sharing similar struggles and walking through them with you. Terps coming back as alumni filled with pride about their school. The lifelong legacy I shared with my father as a former Terp. This community at UMD is what makes being a Terp so special to me.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
As a future special educator of Montgomery County, I am excited to make a positive difference in the world. I will have the privilege to teach hundreds of children over the course of my teaching career. I will get to experience the ripple effect. The students that I teach will have the opportunity to become doctors, lawyers, teachers, or just positive adults in society. These people will then use their careers or lifestyle to be a positive role model. This effect keeps going on and it is amazing that it began in my classroom.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
I am a senior in the Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education program graduating in May 2017.
What is your Hometown?
I grew up in rural western Maryland in Garrett County. My small town is called Oakland.