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In their own words...
"My time here has instilled within me a special kind of character, one that only comes as a result of a community geared toward opening your mind... not just filling your mind with more information."
- Blair Garnett, Class of '10, from NC

 

Elementary Education

Brittany Powell with puppies

Brittany Powell

Major

My major is Elementary Education. I plan on working at an elementary school in the area for awhile and then hopefully getting a job at a local elementary school close to my hometown. I want to continue my education after St. Andrews and receive a focus in special education because I enjoy working with special needs children. Eventually, I want to open up my own therapeutic horsemanship farm to combine my love for horses and my desire to work with special needs children. St. Andrews is significantly helping me towards reaching my goals in more aspects than just through education. I am getting to experience the therapeutic farm side with our wonderful therapeutic program. In one of my education classes we are getting firsthand experience and are taking what we learn in our class and apply it to a real class scenario with 10 fourth graders. I have learned how to grow as a person over all.

Extracurricular

I am currently riding on both the Western and Hunt Seat equestrian teams. I  joined the Hunt Seat team at the beginning of my sophomore year to advance my knowledge as an overall rider. I have enjoyed it immensely since I have started and cannot wait to grow as a rider throughout the year. Freshman year I rode for the Western team and went to Nationals in Kentucky to represent the team and got second place in the intermediate division and the team won third overall!

Why St. Andrews?

The close environment has meant a lot to me. Going to class and being on a level with your professors that you would never get at a large school is one of my favorite aspects of this school. If I ever need help with anything the professors are flexible and willing to help in anyway. There is always someone to talk to if ever needed as well and it is a fun environment. Another experience I have treasured is the Equestrian Program. Riding on the teams has brought me closer with the people at the school and has improved my riding so much. We are truly blessed with the barn and great coaches that we have at St. Andrews.

 
Brittany Powell at a Campus Event

Faculty

Dr. Edna Ann Loftus was my advisor when I first came to St. Andrews until I declared my major in education. She also was my professor for one of my honors sage classes. She was a wonderful advisor, always available and ready to answer any question I had about where I needed to go next in my school process. Just like being an advisor she was also a wonderful professor. I still will go to her if I need to talk about anything or discuss a plan I’m not sure about.

Experiences

 

  • My unique experience is getting to go to Nationals to represent the team my freshman year. I was so excited and nervous to be able to go to the Kentucky Horse Park. It was my first show off campus that was not one of our school horses. It was a great experience to see all the different competitors across the nation and ride against some great competition. It was also a great experience to bond with the team and my coach.  The trip was fantastic from the being in the van on the road with everyone to showing and staying in the hotel. If I went to any other school I might have not made it to Nationals. Hopefully this will be an experience that I will be able to repeat for the years to come.
Skiing with Brittany Powell
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