Thank you to Lauren Miles, Academic Advisor, and her Advisory Group for writing today's blog.
The first-year students: College was a new experience for all of us. We are learning different Bible verses, like Psalm 90:2 and 1 Chronicles 16:25-26. We get to do a bunch of activities like Special Olympics, playing games, and hanging out with the 3rd years. We had to learn how to overcome being homesick and missing our families. Something they taught us at Shepherds is self-advocacy and talking to staff when there is a problem. We are really excited to move to the Homes next year and to start our majors in cooking and Horticulture.
Kitrina summarized the feedback from the rest of the first-year students in Miss Miles' group, Kitrina, Samantha, Karilyn, Richard, Scott, Zachary and Jon.
The second-year students: We moved to the Homes this year which meant more responsibilities and long walks to class. We also started our majors, which we are all in Culinary. Culinary gives us an idea about what we will do after we graduate. Plus, us 2nd years have learned to taste many new types of food and learn many different ideas to cooking in our new classes. Sometimes we have homework, probably a little more than last year, but it’s worth it to learn how to cook.
Micah summarized the feedback from the rest of the second-year students, Joshua and Abby.
The third-year students: This year was different because we didn’t have classes on Monday through Thursday. We go to our Field Experience and some of us have to get up at 5:30am. Some Field Experience places are Union Grove High School, Iron Skillet, Shepherds Ministries, and Green Meadows. At the culinary jobs, they are cooking and cleaning in the kitchen. The horticulture jobs are involving small animal care and grounds crew. We all really like our Field Experiences and can’t wait for graduation.
Nikki summarized the feedback from the rest of the third-year students, Sharon, Brandyn and Alex.
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