Hi my name is Amanda Heldt, I am a senior at Northwestern college. I picked Northwestern College because I just love how everyone is included and how this is a Christian campus. I found my faith deeper here. I am a college cheerleader I love it. My dream job is working at one of the schools in my hometown, Brookings, SD, as a special education teacher assistant and at a hospital as a child life specialist. I really want to be a teacher assistant because I just love kids and I love working with all of the kids. It brings joy to my eyes when they learn something new that I teach them. My other major I really want to be a child life specialist because I have been around other child life specialists a lot in the hospital back in my past so it is my turn to make them happy. I feel really confident that I will really love my two dream jobs.
Somethings that I will miss about this college is my roommate Chloe, how everybody is included in every event that they have for the students, and to audition for things around campus. They don’t turn any students down for an activity. The last 2 things I will miss is my cheer friends and all of my friends.
Have you wondered how you managed to get to where you are today? One minute I’m an orphan in a Russian Orphanage the next thing I know I am a Christian at Northwestern College. With God all things are possible, he has a plan for everyone. In the story of Joseph he was living in Canaan with his family, but his brothers betrayed him and lied to their father about his death. But God had other plans for Joseph by making him the ruler of Egypt and helping with the famine. When his brothers came back, he forgave them and helped them. God has plans for us when we are in college or somewhere else, he will be with us and help us whenever we are going through a rough time. He had a plan for me to come to Northwestern because he knew I would belong here. My time here at Northwestern has been a lot of work and fun. I would encourage other students with disabilities to come here. My favorite subjects are video production, TPE, and positive choices. I like these subjects because video production is teaching me how to make my videos better on my YouTube channel. I want to increase my acting experience so I’m taking TPE. I already know some of the stuff I’m learning in positive choices, but I don’t mind learning some of the same stuff that I learned in my Child development class in high school. Hope you guys like my February blog post.