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San Antonio has great food, pretty sights, and wonderful people. The Riverwalk downtown is so charming and always bustling. We also enjoy the cheap Mexican food that is available throughout the city. The people are incredibly friendly and helpful (especially for northern transplants like us)!

ACE San Antonio

Emma Downing

Hometown

Crystal Lake, IL

Undergraduate Institution

University of Notre Dame

Undergraduate Studies

Major: Anthropology

Minors: Catholic Social Tradition (CST) and Education, Schooling, and Society (ESS)

If you had to pick just one word to describe your ACE experience so far, what would it be (and why)?

Joyful. I love every moment I get to spend with my kids during the school year and my friends during ACE summer!

 

HometownElaina Freeze

Hanover, PA

Undergraduate Institution

King's College

Undergraduate Studies

Major: Biology

Why did you say "yes" to serving children in Catholic schools through ACE?

I said yes to serving children in Catholic schools through ACE as it is a formative program that creates the opportunity to teach students while living in community with faith at its heart. I believe this is an incredible opportunity for me to grow in faith and as a teacher.

 

HometownNaomi Hernandez

Little Rock, AR

Undergraduate Institution

University of Notre Dame

Undergraduate Studies

Major: Architecture

If you had to pick just one word to describe your ACE experience so far, what would it be (and why)?

I'd describe my ACE experience as fulfilling. I have the support to flourish as a teacher, and everyday I am challenged to grow.

Dan O'Malley

Hometown

Syracuse, NY

Undergraduate Institution

Saint Michael's College

Undergraduate Studies

Major: Religious Studies

Why did you say "yes" to serving children in Catholic schools through ACE?

I want to give back to Catholic education that played a huge role in forming me as a student, friend, and disciple of Christ!

Nick Selser

Hometown

Salisbury, MD

Undergraduate Institution

Vanderbilt University

Undergraduate Studies

Majors: Political Science and Cognitive Studies

If you had to pick just one word to describe your ACE experience so far, what would it be (and why)?

Transformative, because I have experienced many unforeseen challenges and blessings, and each has brought me to a new understanding of myself and God's plan for me.

Ian Williamson

Hometown

Worcester, MA

Undergraduate Institution

College of the Holy Cross

Undergraduate Studies

Major: Mathematics

Minor: Statistics

If you had to pick just one word to describe your ACE experience so far, what would it be (and why)?

Energetic. The highlight of my ACE experience has been spending time both inside and outside of the classroom with my students. Whether learning about the Pythagorean theorem or playing basketball during recess, my students bring a contagious energy which makes any long day of lesson planning and grading worthwhile.

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