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Hayley K. Crews
My name is Hayley Crews, and I am a Senior
in the Early
program at VSU.
Currently I am on the 5 year plan, so I am anticipating a long senior
am hoping to pursue a job working with pre-k or kindergarten. I love
reading children's books, and Eric
Carle is my favorite author. I also enjoy watching the movie
Cinderella and children's
programming on PBS with my niece,
am the third child in a family of 4. I have an older sister, Ansley.
She is married to Jonathan and they have one beautiful daughter,
Madison. My older brother Tye just began teaching in Charlotte, NC. He
is a special education teacher at an elementary school there. He
recently popped the question to Cristina, my future sister-in-law, and
we are all excited about a July wedding next summer. My youngest
brother Spencer just started college this fall at UGA. My mom is a
principal at St. George Elementary, and my dad is a P.E./health
teacher, coach, county commisioner, Athletic Director, do it all kind
Originally I am from St. George, GA,
Since you probably have no idea where
that is, let me explain. Close your eyes, and picture the state of Georgia.
Got it? Ok. Do you know where the dip is
in the bottom, eastern corner? Well, I live in the bottom of that dip!
swampy, and mosquitoes can be a real problem! Football is everyone's
pastime, and if you happen to drive through town on a Friday night, no
be out. They're all at the game!!! I am a HUGE football fan and enjoy
going home on the weekends to cheer on the Cahrlton County Indians! I
am also a huge Florida Gator
fan and have season tickets. I look forward to September every year,
because with it comes college football. My youngest brother Spencer
disappointed the whole fmaily by beginning his first semester of
college at the University of Georgia!
I am very
involved in my church, Gateway
where I serve as Youth
Jay Johnson, who is also my best friend, assists me in all that I do
youth! We have been told that to be in youth ministry you have to be a
little nutty, so I guess that is why we are working
We have been at the church since the beginning of the summer. It's
ministry, but a lot of hard work! We are hoping to have a really good
group, but right now we are working with 8-10 kids. It's been very
challenging, but rewarding as well.
I also enjoy going on trips to other
countries. I have visited Kenya,
Burkina Faso, and Zambia, which are all in Africa.
I have also been to Mexico and El Salvador. Most of these trips were
through, or in association with, the International Mission Board. The IMB is a branch of foreign missions
by the Southern
Baptist Convention. I hope
to continue my travels and possibly one day be a full time career
missionary. I am planning on going to Calcutta, India either this
summer, or next.