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 Christine Campbell

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Hello! My name is Christine Campbell. I am a junior at Valdosta State University. I am majoring in Early Childhood and Reading Education. I grew up in Gowanda, a small town in upstate NewYork. As a teenager I moved from New York to Orlando  Florida where I met my husband Jay.  Jay and I have two son's, Kyle age 14 and Eric age 11. In 1994 we moved from Orlando to Valdosta where my husband took a job at U.S. Press.


From 1997 to 1999 I worked as a paraprofessional for the Valdosta City School System at W.G. Nunn Elementary. In 2000, I went to work with the Americorp Vista Corp. My job was to enlist thirty-five or more community volunteers to tutor the students at  W.G. Nunn. Among the volunteers that I enlisted were several Valdosta State University football players, Wal-Mart employees and many men and women from Moody Air Force Base. The volunteers would tutor a student for one hour once a week. Among the highlights of the year was a week long celebration of  Dr. Seuss, from the kitchen staff making green eggs and ham for lunch to a visit from Dr. Seuss handing out birthday cakes to every classroom. The tutoring sessions from the volunteers was also a great success. There were many improvements in the children's abilities to read as well as their self-confidence. The opportunity to work for the Americorp will always be a memorable one.

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I love to travel. One of  the greatest trips I ever took was to Reno, Nevada in July of 2003. My family and I went to Reno on a mission trip.We were helping a church conduct a Backyard Bible Club. This is like a Vacation Bible School except everything takes place outside. Many boys and girls from the community came and participated in games, Bible stories and crafts. Everyone had a great time. My family and I would love to visit there again some day.

cookiesA hobby of mine is baking. Baking has been a big part of my life since I was a little girl. My mother always enjoyed  baking, especially around the holidays. Besides baking, experimenting with new recipes is always fun. Many of the new recipes that have become favorites of my family have come from the Taste of Home Magazine. This wonderful magazine offers a variety of country style recipes from appetizers to deserts.

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