Hometown: Sherman, N.Y. Major: Early Childhood / Elementary Education major with a concentration in Social Studies
After being named valedictorian of her high school class, Micaela Young knew that she wanted to continue to challenge herself. The St. Bonaventure Honors Program was the perfect fit.
“I am all for pushing myself further in academics. The Honors Program allows me to do so, as well as put me a step above the rest,” said Young. “Putting in the extra hours will definitely pay off in the long run.”
Not only does she believe that being in the Honors Program will look good on her résumé, but she will have that extra boost of confidence that comes along with all the skills she is developing. Honors classes dig deeper and challenge students to stay on their toes. The accomplishments Honors students will reach during their time at Bonaventure are exactly what employers are looking for.
“Every honors class I attend is preparing me for my future career and further degrees in higher education, as I am preparing to earn an Ed.D. in education,” said Young. “I think that is what I love about the Honors Program most: It is helping me to reach my full potential.”
Another aspect that makes the Honors Program worthwhile is the faculty and staff at St. Bonaventure, said Young.
“The teachers and staff at St. Bonaventure are determined to help us succeed, and knowing that we have their support makes the journey much smoother. My professors have given me advice and wisdom that I know I will carry with me throughout my college career and my life in general,” she said.
When free time is available with her rigorous schedule, Young loves to ski and sing. Back home she held a position as ski instructor and now at St. Bonaventure she’s on the club ski race team.
"Skiing is my way of escaping from the work grind. When I’m out on the slopes, I feel relaxed and carefree. Being on the race team at Bona’s also is a lot of fun,” she said.
When it comes to singing, Young enjoys performing with the campus chorus and singing on her own.
So whether you see Young at the library, singing in the chorus, or hitting the slopes, she is headed on the Bonaventure path to becoming extraordinary.
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