This fall Chesapeake Honors students hit the road to attend a national conference. They returned with new knowledge and perspectives.
Associate Professor Linda Earls attended the 52nd Annual Collegiate Honors Council Conference in Atlanta with Honors Program students Sofiah Ali and Rachel Germershausen. The two students won their trips through the Chesapeake College Honors Program poster contest.
“It was wonderful to see our own Chesapeake students with 2,000 students from around the country sharing this great experience,” Ms. Earls, a member of the Honors Committee, said. “Studying Justice through Honors and community service were themes for the conference, and we were all so inspired.”
Traveling and sharing ideas with peers enhances classroom learning, Ms. Earls said, which is why she encourages student travel.
“It was a really incredible trip. I feel so blessed to have been able to go. The conference was beautiful and it was really cool to meet other students from so many other schools. Ms.Earls was so much fun, and it was also great to get to know another honors student from Chesapeake,” Ms. Germershausen said.
The conference, held in Atlanta, included a scavenger hunt for the participants. Students and the faculty advisors fanned out across the city to visit historic Civil Rights sites. The groups located various sites, recorded their observations, and then had to present their findings to the full conference.
Ms. Ali plans to pursue a career in biology/medicine and Ms. Germershausen plans to pursue a career in social work.