Tuesday, August 30, 2011
My name is Michael Guimond. I was born and raised in a small town just south of Seattle, Washington. I’m the youngest of three. Family is by far the most important thing in my life; which may seem strange considering I am three thousand miles away from any of them.
I came to South Alabama for numerous reasons. One being the fact my tuition is about half the cost of the cheapest school back home. I also just wanted to get away from the town where I grew up because I felt like I wouldn’t have “grown up” on my own if I would have stayed close to home. The biggest reason I chose South over any other southern school was the fact that the Education Department here was rated much higher than neighboring schools.
Just like there are many reasons why I came to South, there are plenty of different reasons why I am choosing to go into the teaching field. My mom is a teacher and I admire how she is always passionate and excited to go to work. Another reason is because the public school system back home is one of the best in the nation. I had so many great teachers and role models in my life, and I feel the only way I can repay them for helping me is to pay it forward.
Aside from having a passion for being the best role model I can be and my family, Sports are at the top of my list. I have played sports all my life. The sports that I am most involved in are basketball, football, and golf.