WSU Counselor Education student, Tosha Farrell, was recently announced the winner of the Professional New Year’s Resolution contest at the ACA 2015 Conference. Her commitment to building brighter futures for today’s youth is clear in her winning resolution. Farrell resolves to “make a difference in at least one child’s life during my internship. Many children at my school come from rough backgrounds and struggle with basic social and academic skills. Some even think college won’t happen for them. Time for a change!”
Farrell is a current student of the WSU Counselor Education program and plans to graduate in May 2015. She recently finished her practicum at Eagan High School in Eagan, MN and started her internship at Gatewood Elementary in Minnetonka, MN. Farrell knew she wanted to help children improve their lives when she watched helplessly as a local school district struggled with minority youth. “I wanted to make a difference in those young lives.” Farrell knows she could offer hope and a brighter future. After graduation Farrell hopes to find a job working with elementary or high school youth.