Friday, February 18, 2011

Show Us Your Life: Alma Mater

I graduated from Sherman High School in 2007. I was a cheerleader for all 4 years and played softball freshman and sophomore year. I don't really have anything special to say about SHS. We have the longest rivalry in Texas. Sherman Vs. Denison.... Its called the Battle of the Axe. Its been going on for over 100 years.

After high school, I went on the Tyler Junior College. I actually loved TJC. Probably because I just loved Tyler. Tyler is in East Texas and it has roughly 120,000 people who live there. Over 10,000 of those people go to TJC. And 35,000 of those attend Green Acres Baptist Church. Yes, I said 35,000. Tyler is the "Rose Capital of the Nation". It got its name due to the large quantity of rose bushes in the area. Tyler also has America's largest rose garden.

Tyler is great place to raise a family. Bryce and I hope to go back there when he is done with the military in 2013.

While I was in Tyler, I worked at the Boys and Girls Clubs of East Texas and I miss it terribly!! I absolutely LOVED those kids!! I was a Youth Development Professional and a SEE Paraprofessional. Those words sound fancier than they really are. I worked there for 2 years and was a teacher in the SEE program. The SEE program stands for Sequential English Education. I, along with other Education degree college students worked in a classroom and we taught the BGC kids English. All of the students were way under their reading level and our goal was to get them to their level or higher.

I received my Associates from TJC in December of 2009 and them moved back home to plan a wedding. I plan to go back and get my Bachelors degree once I move back to the states.

1 comment:

Tamar SB said...

What a great story! Hope you get a chance to move back!

Tamar - linking from Kelly's blog!