A Semester in Review


I cannot even believe that it is DECEMBER already! Where did the semester go??

It would be impossible for me to sum up three months in one blog post, so instead I will focus on some highlights!

My Field Placement

My education classes this semester required a field placement, which I completed at a local area high school in a French class. It was my first time in a high school placement and I initially I was really worried about whether or not the students would see me as an authority figure. My fears went away as soon as the they started asking me for help and called me “mademoiselle”. It was great to see the concepts I learned in my colleges class applied to a real high school classroom. It made me for the day when I will have my own classroom!


I wrote a post about Orientation earlier in the semester, but I’m going to write about it again because it was seriously the best time. My semester would have completely different had I not done Orientation. I made several new friendships and have been able to maintain them. I’m so thankful for the great times we had together and so happy that we were able to put on a successful Orientation program for the freshmen and their families.

The 2013 Orientation Staff
The 2013 Orientation Staff


Fall at Hope College would not be fall without Nykerk. The crazy 3 1/2 weeks of rehearsals are always worth it. Being a coach is much different than being a participant but is just as fun. It was awesome to make new friends, help Gabby create her speech, and of course win the cup!

What were some of the things you did this semester? Tell me on Twitter or in a comment!


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Published by Rachael Kabagabu

Hi everyone! My name is Rachael Kabagabu. I am a junior studying secondary education with a major in French and minor in biology. I am currently involved in Nykerk, Hope College Student Ambassadors, WTHS (Hope radio station), and the Kappa Beta Phi Sorority. My previous activities include Orientation, leading a spring break immersion trip, the Black Student Union, and orchestra. Feel free to message me if you have any questions. Go Hope!

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