Health Education, '17
Health Education senior Hahnah Saroff knows that to live a healthy lifestyle, it takes more than the physical aspect to benefit you positively.
“I chose Health Education because of the importance it plays in the lives of everyone. I intend to take my degree into the classroom setting where I can teach students about the many areas of health education," said Saroff. "By teaching students the knowledge and skills to be healthy individuals, they will be able to make choices that enhance their lifestyles.”
Hailing from Lake George, New York, Saroff chose to attend Castleton after a quick visit to campus where she was able to meet members of the faculty.
“I loved how personable and knowledgeable the professors were. Also Castleton offers so many activities from athletics to clubs, I knew I would feel at home.”
Saroff works closely with Education Professor Katy Culpo who challenges her to step outside of her comfort zone both in and out of the classroom by applying all that she learns through teaching others.
“My first semester at Castleton I was placed at a school where I observed health and physical education classes. This experience helped to assure me that I was following a career path I would enjoy.”
She continues to shadow and observe different teachers in her field every semester, each with their own teaching style and organizational techniques which Saroff hopes to use towards her own career. In October 2016 she received the Outstanding Future Professional Award by SHAPE-VT.
A member of both the Castleton Cross Country team and the Nordic Ski team, Saroff was awarded the MVP of the ski team’s ’15-’16 season. She also spent her time coaching a youth basketball team where she taught the importance of team and game skills, as well of life skills such as teamwork and sportsmanship.
“The friendships I formed with my teammates will definitely be something I will remember forever.”