SHS welcomes interns

Published 7:18 pm Saturday, February 25, 2012

Beverly Bower, a graduate of Chocowinity High School, is serving as an intern in the English department with Connie Lewis.

Teaching interns at Southside High School are (seated, from left) Kayla Dunlow, Elizabeth Tripp, Beverly Bower, (standing, from left) Josh Kinkade and Josh Cayton. (BCS Photo)

She decided to go into teaching to be involved in a progression of lifelong learning. As a teacher, she hopes to share her love of writing and literature with her students.

Josh Cayton, an intern in the physical-education department under DeWayne Kellum, is a graduate of New Bern High School.

His love of health and sports led him to become a teacher so that he could not only help individual students but also contribute to a more active and healthy society. As a teacher, he hopes to educate students on proper diet and exercise so they can be physically active and fit adults.

Kayla Dunlow, a graduate of Bear Grass High School, is an intern under Paul Huggins in the history department. Teaching allows her to spread her passion for history and for learning. As a teacher, she hopes her students will love to walk into her classroom to study history. Her goal is to educate students so they become involved and knowledgeable citizens of the United States.

Joshua Kinkade, who was born in Puerto Rico but grew up in Jacksonville and graduated from Jacksonville High School, is an intern under Jeff Carrow in the physical-education department. As a teacher, he wants to encourage his students to be physically active, whether or not they play sports. He also hopes they grow mentally, emotionally and socially so they can live healthy lives and pass such an attitude to their peers, family and communities.

Elizabeth Tripp, a graduate of North Pitt High School, is majoring in business education and serving as an intern under Kathy Clark. She enjoys showing people how to do new things involving technology so they can have sufficient computer skills to succeed in college and the workplace. She believes it is important to incorporate assignments relating to students’ interests to improve engagement in course assignments and projects. She is a member of ECU’s Beta Kappa chapter of Pi Omega Pi, the national honor society for business-education majors.