Chiaravalle alum Caroline Jevon (class of 2011) was not an adventurous traveler while in Upper Elementary. In fact, she was reluctant to go with the group on the annual trip to Camp Timber-Lee. In 6th grade, she boarded the bus with the group and felt confident the entire time. Once the travel bug bit, Caroline couldn't stop!
How fitting on International Women's Day that we learn that Caroline has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship for summer 2017, giving her the opportunity for immersive study of Arabic in Jordan, Morocco, or Oman. CLS promotes critical language study and global relationships. Currently a college sophomore, Caroline is part of George Washington University's Women's Leadership Program.
As a freshman at ETHS, Caroline spent two weeks engaged in service work in St. Croix through Overland, summer service programming for 4th-12th grade students. Caroline helped teach young children to read, cleared brush, and provided other help around a small village. By junior year, she spent the entire year studying abroad in Elche, Spain through AFS. Spending an entire year overseas gave Caroline so many opportunities, including a walk on the Camino to Santiago, seeing world class football (aka soccer), and making lifelong friends. She blogged throughout the year at http://carolinaenspain.blogspot.com.
Her travel experiences and university studies have energized her interest in working with the foreign service or intelligence agencies. Caroline exemplifies qualities of global citizenship in Chiaravalle graduates.
**Update 3/13/17: Caroline has learned she's headed to Morocco!**