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WSLs Host Events, Launch Facebook Page

Saturday, January 03, 2015

UNCW Watson Student Leaders Honorary Program (WSL)

Members of the UNCW Watson Student Leaders Honorary Program (WSL), now an official student organization on campus, hosted a New Teacher Panel at the Watson College on Nov. 20. The event, coordinated by WSL professional development chair Maddi Abrams, gave pre-service teachers an opportunity to discuss interview strategies, first year classroom experiences and the transition from student to teacher with recent Watson College graduates who are now beginning teachers.

Fifty students attended the event.

Panelists were Nikki Parker ’14, a second grade teacher at Rose Hill-Magnolia Elementary School in Duplin County; Blake Bunn ’14, a biology teacher at North Brunswick High School; Cody Scrufari ’14, a K-5 ESL teacher at Rose Hill-Magnolia Elementary school in Duplin County; Jarred Meador ’14, sixth grade science and social studies teacher at Murray Middle School; and Laura Beard ’13, an English teacher at Jacksonville High School.

WSLs and ACE Host Showing of Boyhood

WSLs hosted a showing of the film Boyhood on Nov. 21, in partnership with the Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE), UNCW’s student programming organization. The film, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was released in theaters last summer, was shot intermittently over a 12-year period and shows the growth of a young boy and his sister to adulthood. The event was held in Lumina Theater.

December Social

Sixty-two WSL’s gathered at Islands Fresh Mex Grill on Dec. 7 for a social and celebration of the semester’s end.

Haley HeidenbergCongratulations to Haley Heidenberg!

Haley Heidenberg, one of the first Watson Student Leaders, graduated from the Watson College in December. She holds a degree in elementary education. Congratulations, Haley!

The UNCW Watson Student Leader Honorary Program is now on Facebook! Visitwww.facebook.com/uncwwatsonstudentleaders to learn more about the program.