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Ashlyn Yount, staff writer

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Becoming a teaching fellow was a great honor, but this week I was able to experience some of the things that come along with this opportunity. Early one Tuesday morning in September , we headed out to C. A. Johnson High School. There, we visited teacher cadets. The room was full of respectful and welcoming adult leaders who, surprisingly, looked up to us. Even though we read a children’s book about “bucket filling,” or simply tried to make a positive difference in others’ lives, I felt like we were adults wanting to make a change in the world. To be the future of America is a powerful feeling.

Early the next morning, we visited Polo Road Elementary School. We made quick visits to classrooms Pre-K to second grade. The school was full of bubbly children wanting to learn. I was so surprised on how well behaved these children were. They listened to their teachers and did their work. It made me confident that Early Childhood Education is what I want to do. Probably the most emotional experience I had on this whole trip was seeing the teachers. Some of them looked our age. They looked like someone I would talk to after class and eat lunch with. When I was a student in those classrooms, I thought the teachers were so grown up. They had it all together. I thought that they were the smartest people on the planet. I hate to break it to you,  but as far as I know, we’re not…yet.

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Ashlyn Yount, Writer

Congratuations to Ashlyn for winning third place in the Column Writing category in the South Carolina Press Association Collegiate Contest for 2018.

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