I was recently on a panel of Learning Assistants fielding questions from a lecture-hall of students. One student in particular asked us how we manage an ever-increasing work-load, level of difficulty, and number of exams. This question reminded me of my doubts entering high school. I did not have the confidence to imagine myself understanding academic material, let alone over the course of the next four years.
This fearful thinking, however, quickly faded as I sensed the immediate support and encouragement of my new teachers. I received a diverse education from EGHS – from P.E., Ceramics, Web-Page Design, and Renewable Technology to the core subjects and, most importantly, character. The challenge and thoroughness of my educators’ lessons have, thus, given me the confidence I need to whole-heartedly accept challenges and complete them conscientiously. This, after all, is the the reason I have pursued opportunities such as becoming a Learning Assistant, participating in research, and training to be a Resident Assistant at Penn State University.
Please consider the role my EGHS teachers had in molding my character, and providing me with a diverse education.
EGHS Class of 2015