Student Profile: Schuyler Lucile Moore '18

Schuyler Lucile Moore

 

Class Year
2018

 

Hometown
Fort Myers, FL

 

Major
Elementary Education

 

Residence building and hall
Carter Hall, 3C baby!

 

Activities
Varsity volleyball, doing yoga in the hallways of 3C, laying out in the sunshine, hanging out with friends, drinking coffee, drinking chocolate milk, and listening to Frank Sinatra music.

 

Favorite place on campus
My favorite place on campus would have to be the overlook at nighttime. It is beautiful during the sunrise, but seeing the city lights from the mountain never ceases to take my breath away. I’m from Florida, and my favorite place is the ocean, so when I look down the mountain I imagine that I’m looking at an ocean of lights.

 

Why did you choose Covenant?
Another cliché Covenant student thing to say: God chose Covenant for me. I really was not excited to go to another private Christian school after attending one from kindergarten through high school. Within my first two weeks of being at Covenant I fell in love with the school and knew this was where God wanted me. I have made amazing relationships and have been pushed in my faith in ways I never expected.

 

Did you visit Covenant as a high school student? If so, how did that visit impact your decision to attend Covenant?
I did visit Covenant as a high school student, because my older brother plays on the baseball team. Seeing the beautiful campus and the genuine hospitality and lovingness of the people here had a huge impact on my decision to attend Covenant.

 

How is Covenant unique?
I think hall life and the community are the two primary things that make Covenant unique. The people on your hall have the potential to feel more like family than just hallmates. When I come back from breaks, I feel like I’m coming back to 30 sisters. What is even more awesome is that these are not only best friends that you’re surrounded by, but also fellow sisters in Christ. It’s really amazing. The community is unique in that diversity within the Kingdom of God is really reflected and seen on campus. There are so many different personalities, nationalities, and gifts on campus, but we are all here for one common goal and for one purpose and that is to make Christ preeminent in our lives.

 

Describe Covenant in three words
Unique. Passionate. Community.

 

What has been your favorite experience at Covenant?
My favorite experience at Covenant would have to be all the dance parties and the Homecoming soccer game! I love dancing so I’ve really enjoyed all the dance parties with friends. The homecoming soccer game is a night that could honestly be in a movie. After the game, all 900 or so people head out onto the soccer field with their blankets and friends to wait for the firework show. Everyone is talking, laughing, and having a great time, and then all the lights are turned off and the fireworks begin. It was such a beautiful and fun night!

 

What is your favorite class so far?
Tough question. Probably Children’s Literature with Professor Bagby.

 

What made that class your favorite?
Who doesn’t love reading children’s books?! The professor was so amazing and really cared about how we did and gave us great practical advise about using literature in a classroom. Not many college kids have the opportunity to just sit in their room with a cup of tea and read through books like Cat in the Hat, Charlotte’s Web, or Goodnight Moon. It was a fun, relaxing, and very practical class for all elementary and middle school educators.

 

What makes hall life at Covenant unique?
Each hall at Covenant has it’s own identity, traditions, and tone. Even though halls stereotypically house a certain “type” of person, it’s really cool to see a bunch of girls or guys who are so different come together and genuinely love each other and all be apart of making up the personality of the hall. Hall life at Covenant usually means getting involved with weird, fun, or crazy hall traditions, which have been such a great part of my experience at Covenant.

 

What are some things you enjoy about your major?
I love that I am able to work with kids and that I am in a program that allows me to go off the Mountain and begin to see what it looks like to apply what I’m learning in a classroom. The professors in elementary education are also super phenomenal. They are excited to teach us how to become better teachers and inspire us to be great teachers.

 

Who at Covenant has had the greatest impact on you, and why?
I couldn’t choose just one person for this one. My whole hall (3C) has really had a huge impact on me. The way that they have loved and cared for me as an incoming freshman was really amazing.

 

How is Covenant preparing you for life after graduation?
It is training me not only to be a well rounded individual, but also helping me to understand my role as a Christian in my future workplace through my relationships inside and outside of the classrooms.

 

How is Covenant equipping you for active membership in the church?
Covenant has helped me identify what my strengths are and has exposed my weaknesses as well. Knowing my strengths and understanding my weaknesses has helped me to better understand how I can best serve and be an active and plugged in member of the church.

"I love being an elementary education major and having the close-knit community of elementary education majors. Covenant’s education department excels at providing opportunities for students to be in the classrooms throughout the entire degree program, even as early on as first semester of your freshman year in Intro to Teaching. I have really enjoyed spending time down at a school in Chattanooga this semester to give me hands-on experience to relate to what I am learning in my coursework."
 - education major Grace Ann Arnold '18

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