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Samuel Ford

695

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Bio

I see myself with a family and a job as an elementary teacher. I hope to have kids whom I am raising and to be a good husband and father. I also want to be the best teacher I can be and build positive relationships with all of my students. I would also like to be actively involved in a church community.

Education

Fairview High School

High School
2012 - 2024

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Majors of interest:

    • Education, General
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Education

    • Dream career goals:

    • Lifeguard

      Camp Barakel
      2022 – Present2 years

    Sports

    Track & Field

    Varsity
    2020 – Present4 years

    Awards

    • 3x state qualifier

    Soccer

    Varsity
    2020 – 20211 year

    Golf

    Varsity
    2020 – Present4 years

    Cross-Country Running

    Varsity
    2020 – 20244 years

    Awards

    • 4x 1st team all conference 2x state qualifier

    Basketball

    Varsity
    2020 – 20244 years

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Camp Barakel — Lifeguard and maintenance
      2020 – Present

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Fred Rabasca Memorial Scholarship
    Ever since I was younger, I have loved playing and hanging out with kids. This meant either chasing me and trying to tackle me or talking with them and hearing what they had to say. Growing up at Camp Barakel, I was able to help my siblings babysit other families living at camp. I also have been able to spend time with our camp counselors during the summer time that have impacted me from a young age to now. My Mom and Dad have always said that I had a talent with kids, and I never thought much of it. Then, my junior year came around, and I was able to spend just about 20 minutes in the kindergarten classroom helping some of the kids with their schoolwork. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience and left thinking maybe that this could be for me. Throughout the year, I felt God put on my heart that this was the direction he wanted for me. Now, in my senior year, I have been able to take Career Technical Education classes through Ferris State University to become a teacher. A part of that is being a teacher cadet in the 3rd-grade room and currently the 4th-grade classroom. I have loved being in the classroom with the students and working with them while building a relationship with many of them. While I have spent time in these classrooms I have been able to gain a perspective of what teaching looks like. For example, seeing things that I would want to implement in my classroom one day. Both teachers I have worked with have given me advice and I am forever grateful for it. They could talk about why they became things that motivate them to be lifelong learners a teacher and t. I want to become a teacher because I love working with kids and helping others. Living and working at Camp Barakel, our family has enjoyed this aspect of ministry. All of my siblings chose to work here in high school and after graduation, as they desired to serve the Lord by providing a fun and safe place for kids to be away from home for the week, playing and learning new skills. Their example continues to impact me, and I am excited for this upcoming summer to serve at Barakel myself. As I am the youngest of 7 kids, and not only did my siblings demonstrate to me how to interact with younger kids, I observed them as summer staff leading groups of kids on their own. As I have had an "up-close" view of young adults working with kids for many summers now, I am excited to use my gifts and talents working with kids here at Camp Barakel and in the classroom. I believe that I have a gift with kids and a strong desire to help them succeed. I strongly think God gave me this ability to help children learn and to be an example of Christ to them with love, joy, kindness, faithfulness, and gentleness. Being awarded this scholarship will be a great help for my family in paying for an education that will help prepare me to step into the classroom with stronger skills and knowledge to serve a variety of students and their families. With this scholarship, it will help me become a teacher to help the future generation succeed. Every kid has their own set of abilities and challenges. I would like to help them harness their potential in the way that I teach. I want to be someone that kids can look up to.
    Teaching Like Teri Scholarship
    Ever since I was younger, I have loved playing and hanging out with kids. This meant either chasing me and trying to tackle me or talking with them and hearing what they had to say. Growing up at Camp Barakel, I was able to help my siblings babysit other families living at camp. My Mom and Dad have always said that I had a talent with kids, and I never thought much of it. Then, my junior year came around, and I was able to spend just about 20 minutes in the kindergarten classroom helping some of the kids with their schoolwork. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience and left thinking maybe that this could be for me. Throughout the year, I felt God put on my heart that this was the direction he wanted for me. Now, in my senior year, I have been able to take Career Technical Education classes through Ferris State University to become a teacher. A part of that is being a teacher cadet in the 3rd-grade room and currently the 4th-grade classroom. I have loved being in the classroom with the students and working with them while building a relationship with many of them. While I have spent time in these classrooms I have been able to gain a perspective of what teaching looks like. For example, seeing things that I would want to implement in my classroom one day. Both teachers I have worked with have given me advice and I am forever grateful for it. They were able to talk about why they became a teacher and things that motivate them to be a lifelong learner. I want to become a teacher because I love working with kids and helping others. Living and working at Camp Barakel, our family has enjoyed this aspect of ministry. All of my siblings chose to work here in high school and after graduation, as they desired to serve the Lord by providing a fun and safe place for kids to be away from home for the week, playing and learning new skills. Their example continues to have an impact on me and I am excited for this upcoming summer to be able to serve at Barakel myself. As I am the youngest of 7 kids, and not only did my siblings demonstrate to me how to interact with younger kids, I observed them as summer staff leading groups of kids on their own. As I have had an "up-close" view of young adults working with kids for many summers now, I am excited to use my gifts and talents working with kids here at Camp Barakel as well as in the classroom. I believe that I have a gift with kids and a strong desire to help them succeed. I strongly think God gave me this ability to help children learn and to be an example of Christ to them with love, joy, kindness, faithfulness, and gentleness. Being awarded this scholarship will be a great help for my family in paying for an education that will help prepare me to step into the classroom with stronger skills and knowledge to serve a variety of students and their families. With this scholarship, it will help me become a teacher to help the future generation succeed. Every kid has their own set of abilities and challenges. I would like to help them harness their potential in the way that I teach. I want to be someone that kids can look up to.
    Mickey Hamilton Memorial Scholarship
    Winner
    Ever since I was younger, I have loved playing and hanging out with kids. This meant either chasing me and trying to tackle me or talking with them and hearing what they had to say. Growing up at Camp Barakel, I was able to help my siblings babysit other families living at camp. My Mom and Dad have always said that I had a talent with kids, and I never thought much of it. Then, my junior year came around, and I was able to spend just about 20 minutes in the kindergarten classroom helping some of the kids with their schoolwork. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience and left thinking maybe that this could be for me. Throughout the year, I felt God put on my heart that this was the direction he wanted for me. Now, in my senior year, I have been able to take Career Technical Education classes through Ferris State University to become a teacher. A part of that is being a teacher cadet in the 3rd-grade room and currently the 4th-grade classroom. I have loved being in the classroom with the students and working with them while building a relationship with many of them. While I have spent time in these classrooms I have been able to gain a perspective of what teaching looks like. For example, seeing things that I would want to implement in my classroom one day. Both teachers I have worked with have given me advice and I am forever grateful for it. They were able to talk about why they became a teacher and things that motivate them to be a lifelong learner. I want to become a teacher because I love working with kids and helping others. Living and working at Camp Barakel, our family has enjoyed this aspect of ministry. All of my siblings chose to work here in high school and after graduation, as they desired to serve the Lord by providing a fun and safe place for kids to be away from home for the week, playing and learning new skills. Their example continues to have an impact on me and I am excited for this upcoming summer to be able to serve at Barakel myself. As I am the youngest of 7 kids, and not only did my siblings demonstrate to me how to interact with younger kids, I observed them as summer staff leading groups of kids on their own. As I have had an "up-close" view of young adults working with kids for many summers now, I am excited to use my gifts and talents working with kids here at Camp Barakel as well as in the classroom. I believe that I have a gift with kids and a strong desire to help them succeed. I strongly think God gave me this ability to help children learn and to be an example of Christ to them with love, joy, kindness, faithfulness, and gentleness. Being awarded this scholarship will be a great help for my family in paying for an education that will help prepare me to step into the classroom with stronger skills and knowledge to serve a variety of students and their families. With this scholarship, it will help me become a teacher to help the future generation succeed. Every kid has their own set of abilities and challenges. I would like to help them harness their potential in the way that I teach. I want to be someone that kids can look up to.
    PD Instore Scholarship
    Ever since I was younger, I have loved playing and hanging out with kids. This meant either chasing me and trying to tackle me or talking with them and hearing what they had to say. Growing up at Camp Barakel, I was able to help my siblings babysit other families living at camp. I also have been able to spend time with our camp counselors during the summer time that have impacted me from a young age to now. My Mom and Dad have always said that I had a talent with kids, and I never thought much of it. Then, my junior year came around, and I was able to spend just about 20 minutes in the kindergarten classroom helping some of the kids with their schoolwork. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience and left thinking maybe that this could be for me. Throughout the year, I felt God put on my heart that this was the direction he wanted for me. Now, in my senior year, I have been able to take Career Technical Education classes through Ferris State University to become a teacher. A part of that is being a teacher cadet in the 3rd-grade room and currently the 4th-grade classroom. I have loved being in the classroom with the students and working with them while building a relationship with many of them. While I have spent time in these classrooms I have been able to gain a perspective of what teaching looks like. For example, seeing things that I would want to implement in my classroom one day. Both teachers I have worked with have given me advice and I am forever grateful for it. They were able to talk about why they became a teacher and things that motivate them to be a lifelong learner.  I want to become a teacher because I love working with kids and helping others. Living and working at Camp Barakel, our family has enjoyed this aspect of ministry. All of my siblings chose to work here in high school and after graduation, as they desired to serve the Lord by providing a fun and safe place for kids to be away from home for the week, playing and learning new skills. Their example continues to have an impact on me and I am excited for this upcoming summer to be able to serve at Barakel myself. As I am the youngest of 7 kids, and not only did my siblings demonstrate to me how to interact with younger kids, I observed them as summer staff leading groups of kids on their own. As I have had an "up-close" view of young adults working with kids for many summers now, I am excited to use my gifts and talents working with kids here at Camp Barakel as well as in the classroom. I believe that I have a gift with kids and a strong desire to help them succeed. I strongly think God gave me this ability to help children learn and to be an example of Christ to them with love, joy, kindness, faithfulness, and gentleness. Being awarded this scholarship will be a great help for my family in paying for an education that will help prepare me to step into the classroom with stronger skills and knowledge to serve a variety of students and their families. With this scholarship, it will help me become a teacher to help the future generation succeed. Every kid has their own set of abilities and challenges. I would like to help them harness their potential in the way that I teach. I want to be someone that kids can look up to.