The Paw Print
It is difficult to reach out to students that may be struggling in class. This is not the case for Joy Massey, an Elementary Education major from Colorado Springs.
Dr. Mark Finney nominated her for the Student Scholar of the Week because he was inspired by Massey’s ability to help out her fellow students. “It’s not often you see a student reach out to someone and that is just what Joy manages to do.”
Finney witnessed this behavior during his English 102 class. “Joy was able to grasp the material very quickly and help those who were struggling.” The nature of helping others and teaching comes naturally to Massey she enjoys going to class and learning and is a self-motivator in everything she aspires to do. “I also want to earn good grades, especially since I’m going to be a teacher in the future. This desire to earn good grades is what helps me do my homework and study for my classes.” Joy is able to balance work and other activities.
She is on the swim team at Adams State and a few of her other hobbies include taking walks, going on hikes, and watching movies. Joy enjoys traveling and hopes to do it more in the future. Joy often looks towards the future and in ten years she hopes to be teaching at an elementary school in Colorado.
Joy plans to work hard during the school year and plans to travel to other countries during the summer. Joy Massey sets an example for all of the students at ASC. Following on her footsteps and helping one another is an act that everyone should strive for.