Student teacher feels students are not motivated
by Addle Tschatnler
It all began at home when she,
being the oldest of four children, had
to teach each of her siblings what she
had learned already, be it tying a shoe
or reading a book.
Senior Nancy Carr said she had
always had “kind of a nagging feeling
to teach. I never really acknowledged
it, though, until I was older."
Carr, an English major and Teach
ing Fellow at Meredith, has recently
begun student teaching at Athens Drive
High School and hopes to continue
teaching even after her four year com
mitment to teaching in North Carolina
schools is over.
“I love school,” Carr said with an
Carr is originally from Fayetville,
North Carolina - a town that has a
strong Scotish heritage. Carr is from a
Scottish family as well. Her mother,
she noted, “has been the biggest influ
ence in my life. She was a very strong
woman who had four children in four
“She was always at home with us
while our father was traveling” as part
of his job, Carr said. And even after her
parents were divorced, Carr’s mother
made a difficult decision to leave the
children with their fether, since he was
Nancy Carr has been teaching in some
form all of her life.
employed, because she knewtheir lives
would be more stable.
“It was hard for her to make that
decision since we had become so much
a part of her,” Carr added.
Carr feels that her life was also
greatly affeaed when she was hospital
ized because of an illness during part
of her years in junior high school.
“It helped me realize that life is
temporary, and we have to make the
most of what we have. I began to
appreciate family, friends, and just life
itself and the beauty of life. It made me
value life more, and afterwards, I felt
more like I was living life instead of just
floating through life,” said Carr.
Student teaching has kept Carr on
the go, especially with her additional
activities at Meredith as president of
the Colton English Club and editor of
Carr described her life since stu
dent teaching began as “hectic, but
Carr feels that the biggest problem
in schools today is that “students are
not motivated to learn. They cannot
see the value oftheir education. They’re
just kind of into the moment.
I want to help students realize what
education can do for them and that it is
the key to the future. ”
In a few years, Carr said “I hope to
be settled and have my own classroom
and my own little house, living with
my cat, Sam.”
Junior Women's Club inducts new members
by Claiky Lucas
The Meredith College Junior
Woman’s Club (MCJWC) inducted 17
new members on Tuesday, Ort. 4, in
the Dogwood B conference room of
Belk Dining Hall.
The ceremony began at 8 p.m.
with Cindy Godwin, president of the
Raleigh Junior Woman’s Club induct
ing the club officers for the 1994-95
school year. Each officer was pre
sented with a piece of children’s play
jewelry to remind the officers that
everyone is a precious stone that can
shine and bring others joy. Those
sworn in were President Amy Harper,
First Vice President Jennifer Sharp,
Second Vice President Jessica Drew,
Corresponding Secretary Clarky Lucas,
Recording Secretary Molly Shepherd,
Treasurer Francis Moran and Service
Chair Page Brown.
The new members were recog
nized and given a piece ofblank puzzle
to show that alone, one person can
only do so much, but when everyone
works together like puzzle pieces con
nected, we can accomplish many great
things. Heanor Oliver, District Eight
Junior Director, then inducted the
members who pledged to serve their
community to the best of their ability.
Past MCJWC President Mary
Carroway presented Amy Harper with
the President’s pin. Service projects
were then outlined and refreshments
“I was very impressed by the repre
sentation of all four classes at the induc
tions. I look forward to the variety this
provides to our club,’^ said Harper.
Upcoming projects for the club in
clude donating Halloween candy for
trick-or-treat bags for the children at
Halifax Court, donating food for a fam
ily in need for Thanksgiving dinner and
assisting the Raleigh Junior Woman’s
Club in the Capital Christmas celebra
MCJWC is the only collegiate chap
ter of the Woman’s Club in the world.
It was established in 1990, and its pur
pose is to act as a service club for the
Meredith College community and to
benefit the community as a whole.
Qub meeting are held the first Tues
day of every month. Members are re
quired to complete five service hours
and participate in 10 hours of general
club activities such as meetings.
“We hope to accomplish all of those
goals by working together and involv
ing as many students as possible,” said
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