Hannah Alkema – VCS Class of 2016
When Hannah graduated from Venice Christian School, she was already ahead of most college Freshmen – she had the great opportunity to participate in Dual Enrollment with SCF during her senior year of high school at VCS. Consequently, Hannah is graduating early from Anderson University in South Carolina this December with a degree in Secondary English Education.
After spending some time in the classroom in SC, Hannah realized how far behind the middle school kids were and needed help. “At Venice Christian Mrs. Foust showed a real support system and example for students in 6th-10th grade when they really need it. I want to show that same positive example for the kids I teach.”
Hannah also values the lifelong friendships she formed at VCS and things like debate class, and Bible class with Scripture memorization, as well as learning the importance of knowing what she believes and why. Her favorite scripture verse is Phillipians 4:6 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. “This verse helps me remember that my God is bigger than anything I face … I can stop worrying, and trust God to take care of it.”