Sarah Merryman spent the first fourteen years of her life in Long Island, New York. After moving to West Lafayette, Indiana in 2010, she underwent the challenge of adapting to the American Midwest. In the process forming a new life, she experienced several new adventures such as playing third-baseman on the girls’ softball team. After spending a gap year following high school graduation, Sarah entered the world of higher education by enrolling in Ivy Tech Community College with the intent of earning an associates degree in liberal arts. Pleasantly surprised that she survived her first year of college, Sarah has spent her second year at Ivy Tech taking advantage of every leadership opportunity available on campus. Her current experiences as
Hailing from the Sunshine State, the agriculture industry where I am from is a bit different from those in other areas. Florida is home to hordes of citrus trees, acres of ornamental foliage production, and the horse, cut fern, and caladium capitals of the world, with some other assorted crops sprinkled in. Agriculture in my backyard is different from that of other places, and through my involvement in the AFA Animal Institute, I desire to increase my own knowledge and horizons in agriculture, not only from the institute’s programming itself, but through networking and conversing with other students and industry professionals.
In this story “The Bean Trees” by Barbara Kingslover we meet Taylor Greer, an average teenager from Pittman, Kentucky. Even though Taylor has never been through anything truly horrific in her life how can she truly understand how unpleasant the world can be? Taylor’s personal growth in the
Carrie Marie Underwood was born on March 10, 1983 to Stephen Underwood and Carole Underwood in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She grew up on a small farm with her two sisters, Stephanie U. Shelton and Shanna Underwood Means. Her father was a Sawmill worker in Oklahoma and her mother was an elementary school teacher. Infact Underwood’s parents almost named her Stacy and she grew up with a pet duck. Underwood always grew up listening to mostly country music, pop, and went to church with her family every Sunday.
From a very young age, Taylor (Missy at the time) was met with support and care from her mother and certain people in her community. In Kentucky, education was subpar, with few
God had other plans for him and after a knee injury and some time off, Timothy enrolled at his father’s alma mater, The Concordia University (Nebraska). Playing two more years of college football as a Bulldog, Timothy found mentors in Dr. Jerry Pfabe and Dr. Matt Phillips and eventually graduated in 2007 with degrees in Secondary Education and Geography, as well as his Lutheran Teachers Diploma.
The California Future Farmers of America (FFA) is an organization “committed to the individual student, [by] providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education (“National FFA Organization, 2016). These goals are the driving force behind the California FFA as they reveal their most important assets: people and relationships. The structure of the California FFA is extremely organized, operating like an efficient machine, the key components of this student-run organization are their complex combination of vertical and lateral structuring, as well as their philosophy to create a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their leadership skills.
The childhood of any individual is vital to preparing a person for their future. Taylor wasn’t born into a rich and famous family, she had to learn that one must work hard for what they have. It was that same drive she learned at a young age that lead to her incredible achievements later in life. Taylor
Taylor was brought up, in rural Kentucky amongst a struggling tobacco farmer. Her talking has loads of vibrant declarations such as "ugly as a mud stick fence" — and metaphors that compare unlikely things. For an example, in the first
By growing up on a small cattle farm and being highly involved in the 4H club and FFA, she entered Auburn with an Animal Science major. She says, “I did not necessarily want to be a vet, I wanted to be an Embryologist, which are people who work with cattle.” However, during her sophomore year, she took Ag. Law and fell in love then proceeded to change her major to Ag. Business. On a job hunt her senior year right before graduation she realized her true calling of being a teacher. Therefore, she decided to do her masters in Ag. Education. After receiving her degree, she moved back down to Florida to help a small Christian college create a degree in agriculture science. Cline felt that this was a sign from God to work in the college level and did so there for three years until a better opportunity brought her back to Auburn.
SSCM Gilmore made an unannounced visit to Martinez Elementary School to conduct an interview with Madison Williams. The interview included school counselor Tamara Mathis, Madison Williams, and SSCM Gilmore. Madison is a 4th grader at the elementary school, with no known behavioral issues in class. She is known to be on time for school every day. Ms. Mathis reported that last year she was in her office a lot discussing the illness of her mother. Madison reported that she is aware what inappropriate touching is, and who she can talk to if someone touches her in bad areas. Madison reported that no one has touched her in a bad area. She reported that she would tell her mother or the Ms. Mathis of who touched her in the bad areas. She reported
Claudia Taylor was born into a rich family in Karnack, Texas. She was given the nickname “Lady Bird” by her nanny because of her beauty. Her father owned several stores and a cotton mill, which was how the family earned money. Claudia learned much from her father
“Those of us who have been fortunate enough to go to Bucknell are among the luckiest people in the world,” she said. “I believe that we have a responsibility to give back.”
After many years of teaching engineering, Mr. Larkin retired at the end of the 2015/2016 school year. Filling in his shoes is Jennifer Hood, a familiar face to many students at Amory High School. Mrs. Hood is a graduate of South Panola; Itawamba Community College, where she was drum major and homecoming queen; and Mississippi University for Women. She is the wife of Randy Hood, who is employed at True Temper, and mother of Tyler Hood, a football player at Delta State University, and Tucker Hood, a student at Smithville High School. Mrs. Hood enjoys spending time with her family and watching her sons play sports.
came to Christ. Hudson Taylor grew up in England in a very wealthy family. Hudson was mainly focused on the