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At Florida State, people come into your life and help shape you into the person you are going to become for the rest of your life.
Senior, Elementary Education
Gratitude is what Megan McGivney feels for her years at Florida State.
For the people that she's met and worked with—"You come here at 18 years of age, not really knowing who you are, and people come into your life and help shape you into the person you are going to become for the rest of your life."
For those who have taught her—"I have learned so many things from each and every teacher."
For those who have guided and supported her—"Dr. Lisa Guidry truly loves to teach and has inspired me in ways she cannot know."
For the scholarships that have enabled her to obtain her education—"including ones from the USA Funds Access to Education and the American Business Women's Association."
For the learning opportunities that have come her way—"A music buddy at Raa Middle School, a student mentor for the Pineview Elementary After-School Program, and a volunteer for the Savannah Newton Challenger Baseball League, for students with exceptionalities and special needs."
Her learning experiences are continuing, as she is now volunteering for the YMCA and coaching a little league team of seven to nine year old boys. On her To-Do List this fall is to start an after-school Math Club for students who enjoy and excel in the subject.
Megan shows her gratitude by maintaining a 3.8 GPA, and making plans to attend graduate school for a degree in Secondary Social Science Education. Then, she's off to Colorado to begin her teaching career.
Megan has become a person who passes it on.