Who she is: First-grade teacher in Newport News, Virginia who loves summers at the beach.Profile
Who he is: 19-year-old liberal arts major at Tyler.Profile
Who she is: Former dual enrollment student now studying full-time at Tyler.Profile
Who she is: A home-schooled student who had some not-so-great expectations for her time at Tyler.Profile
Who she is: A sixteen-year-old who came to campus and then blogged all about it. Now, she's going to VCU to study creative marketing.Profile
How starting at John Tyler Community College when I was 16 shattered my expectations and turned out to be, well, great.
Take One - Annemarie Young
I made the decision to go to John Tyler because it was the best option for me. In elementary and middle school, I was in advanced classes, so when my mom started homeschooling me in eighth grade, I got ahead pretty quickly. I had almost all of my high school credits by the end of my sophomore year. However, I learned through other homeschoolers that I could start taking classes at John Tyler to receive BOTH high school and college credit.
I knew that was the right path for me, but I was extremely afraid of how new and scary everything would be at first. I was so worried that people would notice how young I was and that I wouldn’t be able to find my classes. I figured that all my teachers would be mean and really tough on grading assignments.
Once school actually started, though, I realized that my assumptions were completely wrong. Classes were ridiculously easy to find, and no one had any idea how old I was. The school was so diverse that I fit in easily. Also, I soon learned that most of my teachers were wonderful and extremely helpful. They actually cared about my learning experience.
I never thought I would become as involved with John Tyler as I am today. I always thought I would just go there for classes until I moved on to a four-year college and then never really get to know anyone. On the contrary, though, I have met many new faces and have received many opportunities. One opportunity I received was the social media internship. At first, I wasn’t really sure I wanted to do it. However, my friend Heather convinced me, and I’m so glad she did! It has really been a great opportunity for me, and I’ve had a blast getting to work with wonderful people. I have received so much more at John Tyler than I ever thought I would.
While they were students at John Tyler Community College, Heather Tobey and Annemarie Young blogged all about it at jtccconnect.blogspot.com. Oh, and see something you love in the magazine version of Sketch? Annemarie and Heather were probably behind it.