Education majors to serve in the Bahamas

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During Winter Break, 10 students will travel to the Bahamas to work with children in schools and orphanages. The trip, which is designed for education majors at Waynesburg University, will run from Saturday, Jan. 6 through Saturday, Jan. 13. 

This year, Kylee Sargent, help desk coordinator, is one of the trip leaders. While it is her first year going on the trip, she is excited to witness the students in action.

“I’m very excited to see our education students using what they learn to serve others,” said Sargent. “This trip displays the purpose of Waynesburg University perfectly.”

Students will assist in teaching a variety of grade levels at a primary school in Nassau, Bahamas, and will also be visiting a local orphanage to work with children. Sargent said she hopes the students benefit from working with kids in an environment very different from the ones they are used to in the United States.

Students attending the trip include:

  • Abigail Bausch, sophomore early childhood education with special education major from Sunbury, Pennsylvania (Shikellamy High School)
  • Michaella Callander, junior early childhood education with special education major from Parker, Pennsylvania (Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School)
  • Jessica Costolo, senior early childhood education with special education major from Hopwood, Pennsylvania (Laurel Highlands Senior High School)
  • Kayla Coughlin, junior early childhood education with special education major from Buena Park, California (Home School Clearing House)
  • Caroline Frye, junior early childhood education with special education major from Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (Home School)
  • Hannah Sembower, sophomore early childhood education with special education major from Somerset, Pennsylvania (Somerset Area School District)
  • Moriah Sivavec, senior early childhood education with special education major from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (Canon McMillan School District)
  • Shelby VanSickle, senior early childhood education with special education major from Fairchance, Pennsylvania (Albert Gallatin Area Senior High School)
  • Brittany Woodcock, sophomore early childhood education with special education major from Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania (Burrell High School)
  • Jordyn Wyllie, junior early childhood education with special education major from Grove City, Pennsylvania (Grove City Area High School)

For more information about the trip, contact Kelley Hardie by calling 724-852-3461 or emailing khardie@waynesburg.edu.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu