Armstrong Student Driven to Help Others
Eryca Hutchison-Allen, this week’s Standout Student, is an Armstrong High School senior, so that makes her a part of Generation Z. It’s the generation after millennials and a generation known for having a savvy use of technology and a forward-looking, socially conscious mindset.
“I’m really committed to my community and giving back,” says Eryca Hutchinson-Allen. “To give back to your community is giving back to the hand that helped you.”
Allen says the college-readiness program AVID has played a big role in getting her on a college track. And there’s a teacher who has been with Allen since her freshman year at Armstrong High School that’s been a motivating factor in helping her to prepare for college.
“Mr. Ginther has been a tremendous help as far as building my character and getting my mindset on college,” says Allen. “I would love to be a teacher because I feel like I would be a motivation and a light for other students, more specifically AVID students.”
Murray Ginther, who teaches AVID and social studies, says Allen is a driven student who has learned about struggle, challenge, and how to overcome both. He thinks Allen will be a great teacher.
“She would be outstanding,” said Ginther. “A lot of it is relational. She relates very well to people and she has a lot to give,” said Murray.