RICHMOND — Husson College in Bangor is somewhat larger than Richmond, stated Marybeth Sloat.
Sloat, a senior at Richmond Center and Excessive Faculty, is the varsity’s Maine Principal’s Award recipient. She will probably be attending Husson subsequent 12 months to review psychology.
“After I visited, I beloved it,” Sloat stated. “I’m glad they emphasize a small college really feel at Husson, and I actually felt it once I went to Accepted College students Day and met upperclassmen.”
The Maine Principal’s Award is given to a pupil for his or her educational success and good citizenship.
Richmond Principal Karl Matulis stated Sloat is a “position mannequin and constructive member of the group at RHS.”
“She additionally has proven an incredible degree of take care of the group,” he stated. “Elevating funds for March of Dimes, organizing the Giving Tree and meals drives, and serving to to carry NAMI Maine (Nationwide Alliance on Psychological Sickness) for a presentation for her fellow college students.”
Sloat admitted that her senior 12 months, and a part of junior 12 months that was impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, was tough.
She attended college on a hybrid schedule, primarily as a result of it’s simpler to commute from her divorced mother and father’ homes, however she discovered it nerve-racking at first to regulate to the brand new courses.
“I used to be actually nervous. I didn’t know what it could appear to be,” Sloat stated. “As soon as it began, the web curriculum actually labored for me. I’m an impartial learner for probably the most half.”
After getting the dangle of the courses at Richmond, she opted to take a few faculty programs by the College of Maine System. She enrolled in a psychology class, sociology, private finance and two English courses, incomes 12 faculty credit earlier than the beginning of her first 12 months of faculty within the fall.
College students in Maine are in a position to take as much as 12 credit without cost by the Division of Schooling earlier than their commencement. Some faculties might take the credit, others might not.
Sloat stated she loved a number of the faculty courses greater than the highschool choices, as a result of she labored nicely with an organized schedule by the upper training syllabus. She stated she managed to remain organized by varsity soccer and being vp of the Nationwide Honor Society and the Key Membership, by making checklists. On prime of that, she works at Starbucks after college.
“I really feel far more ready,” Sloat stated of taking faculty courses. “I may earn 12 credit on-line, and I believe I used to be fairly profitable in that sense.”
She loved her psychology class probably the most and stated it’s a part of the rationale why she selected to main within the topic at Husson. Her expertise serving to pals by tough conditions additionally performed a component in that selection.
Sloat desires to doubtlessly use the main to seek out out extra about herself and others, with the purpose of incorporating it right into a profession.
“I’ve all the time been the form of particular person individuals flip to when they’re going through tough challenges or points of their lives,” she stated. “I’ve all the time felt gifted in serving to individuals and giving recommendation. I believe (bringing) somebody assist is admittedly lovely.”
In her spare time, Sloat enjoys gathering crystals and gems. She stated there’s a sure strategy to maintain the stones and if somebody apart from her touches them, it’s unhealthy luck.
“I believe it describes me nicely,” she stated. “My dad doesn’t imagine in it, however I believe it’s actual.”