2014 Bethany Academy Graduate
What are your future plans?
After graduation, I am hoping to work for a non-profit organization in another country and be their Public Relations Manager or work with the community in that country to offer the best help that is possible for them.
Are you currently attending college? If so, where and what is your major?
Waldorf College and I am majoring in Communications with a focus on Public Relations.
How has Bethany Academy helped prepare you for life?
Bethany has helped me prepare for life by teaching me how to defend my faith well. I will not always be in a community that has similar views to me. My beliefs have been challenged and questioned but Bethany has taught me how to defend myself. I had to learn to distinguish what I truly believe than what my parents believe and claim my faith for myself. Bethany also taught me how to work well with others and be a leader by giving me the opportunities to do that. I was a Student Council member, a National Honor Society member, and a Volleyball and Softball Captain. All of these experiences helped me learn how to work with others and be a leader. Bethany was a great place for me to be surrounded by people that supported me and helped me grow.
What are some of your fondest memories of Bethany Academy?
Some of my fondest memories at Bethany would be all of the crazy, fun times my classmates and friends would have at events, parties, and in class. We knew when to focus, but we also knew how to have fun. Another memory would be the great opportunity to plan school dances, chapels, spirit weeks, and retreats. I was also lucky to have close relationships with my teachers, Bethany staff members, and all of the wonderful teammates I had on the volleyball, softball, and even basketball teams.
What achievements or successes have you experienced that you would like to share with us?
I am a Waldorf Volleyball Player and am on the Track team. I am an Assistant Manager of Marketing for the College's radio station and TV channel, KZOW and WalTV. I am a Senator on Student Senate, and I am part of the Campus Ministry team.