United Methodist Student Day Spotlight

Editor's note: This story is part of a "Student Spotlight" for United Methodist Student Day. It is a profile of Aubyn Swigart, of Rocky Mountain College, on receiving a scholarship from the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

Hi, I'm Aubyn Swigart. I am from Black Hawk, South Dakota, right outside of Rapid City, South Dakota. My church is Grace United Methodist Church in Peidmont, South Dakota. I have attended this church my entire life and now that I am in Billings, Montana, for school I attend Shiloh United Methodist Church and Faith Chapel.

This year I am a senior a Rocky Mountain College. In the spring, I will graduate with my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and also a Reading Specialist certification.

My future goals are to become a teacher and further my schooling by getting my Master's in Special Education. One of my other passions is sports – I would love to coach basketball or volleyball also. At Rocky Mountain College I have been apart of the volleyball team for the past four years. I also have been volunteering in Special Olympics the past four years at Rocky.

Receiving this scholarship has been such a blessing in allowing me to attend Rocky Mountain College. Being in athletics makes it very difficult to have a full-time job since school and athletics are a full-time job on their own. With this scholarship, though, so much stress has been lifted off my shoulders and I am beyond thankful for that, so thank you!

the Rev. Kim Woeste, Chaplain/Director of Spiritual Life and Church Relations Rocky Mountain College

One of six churchwide Special Sundays with offerings of The United Methodist Church, United Methodist Student Day calls the church to support students as they prepare for life in uniting faith with knowledge. The special offering provides scholarships for qualified United Methodist applicants. 

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