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My speech for Skyhawk Saturday

My speech for Skyhawk Saturday

As much as all of you might not realize it, every student in this room has something in common. You are all here because you are thinking of your future and pursuing the path of college. I was in the same place as you, just four short years ago. I know the decision you are being faced with now. It is hard to decide where, why and what to go to college for. There are dorms to see, class sizes to consider, degree options to look at, costs of attendance, distance from home, food options, where you can go shopping, how much Call of Duty time you are going to have, and where the best long boarding hill is. Most importantly, where you will be happy, as well as successful? For me, Fort Lewis has it all.

Hands-on learning: Psych style

Hands-on learning: Psych style

When I thought about what my college classes would be like, I imagined big lecture halls with hundreds of students and monotone teachers endlessly preaching from the front of the classroom. So, needless to say, when I sat down for my first class at the Fort I was pleasantly surprised. The average class size at Fort Lewis is 23 students. Having classes this small really allows for a more intimate and interactive learning experience. I am not just a number on a roster amongst hundreds of other nameless students.

My speech for Skyhawk Saturday

My speech for Skyhawk Saturday

As much as all of you might not realize it, every student in this room has something in common. You are all here because you are thinking of your future and pursuing the path of college. I was in the same place as you, just four short years ago. I know the decision you are being faced with now. It is hard to decide where, why and what to go to college for. There are dorms to see, class sizes to consider, degree options to look at, costs of attendance, distance from home, food options, where you can go shopping, how much Call of Duty time you are going to have, and where the best long boarding hill is. Most importantly, where you will be happy, as well as successful? For me, Fort Lewis has it all.

Following in my mother's footsteps

Following in my mother's footsteps

I had always told myself that I would not follow in my mother’s footsteps. Ever since she opened her own preschool for two year olds, and employed me during the summer, I have been hearing how “wonderful of a teacher I would be,” but why would I want I to be like my Mom? Sure, I admire her greatly and think she is one of the best teachers I have ever met, but I wanted to find my own path. During my freshman year, I crazily decided to take an “Intro to Education” class that counted as one of my general education requirements at the Fort (our nickname for Fort Lewis College).

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