Health Education and Physical Education, '17
Born and raised in the Green Mountain State, senior Morgan Young knows that the great outdoors can be your greatest classroom.
“There's always something fun and adventures going on no matter the season,” explained Young. “I am able to enjoy my home state while also being able to take classes outside to learn as well.”
Originally from Fairfax, Vermont, Young is a dual Health and Physical Education major. After completing her degree, the student athlete has hopes of becoming a teacher and working at the elementary level, developing basic locomotive skills in students while practicing key lifestyle concepts and principles.
“I knew since I was young I wanted to become a teacher and my love for sports and passion helped me decide that I wanted to become a physical and health educator,” she said. “Staying in shape and staying active plays a huge role in my life and I feel that I could come up with fun and exciting ways to make sure that students feel the same way when entering a gym.”
She hopes to take all the skills and knowledge that she has accumulated at Castleton to help children and other students accomplish their goals. During her time on campus Young has been able to observe five different schools and completed more than 100 hours of field experience all before becoming a student teacher.
A member of the Health and Physical Education Majors’ Club, and past Girls on the Run Assistant Coach, Student Orientation Leader, member of the Women’s Soccer team, and SACC representative, her time at Castleton has been well spent.
“There’s many benefits to being in a small school and I wouldn't change my experiences at all.”