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Star student spotlight: Annie Bocko

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March 17, 2020
By Samantha Dikolli

This month, meet Annie Bocko, a senior double majoring in Hispanic Linguistics and Human Development and Family Studies.

Q: What is your name or nickname?
A: Annie Bocko.

Q: What is your year in school? Major?
A: Senior. Double major in Hispanic Linguistics and Human Development and Family Studies.

Q: Where is your hometown?
A: Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Q: How long have you been working at Morehead?
A: 3 years.

Q: How are you involved on campus outside of Morehead?
A: Outside of Morehead, I captain UNC’s Women’s Ultimate Frisbee B Team.

Q: What is your job at Morehead? Do you have a favorite project, event, or program you have supported?
A: At Morehead, I am a Science Summer Camp and Afterschool Educator and a Science Stage Presenter. I work closely with hundreds of kids in the Chapel Hill area either during the summer or throughout the school year. As a Science Stage Presenter, I give free science-themed shows to the public. Each show is designed to be engaging and fun for all ages! My favorite event to work is Jupiter Ball, but I love my day-to-day work at Afterschool and Camp the most.

Q: Why Morehead?
A: I love working at Morehead because not only do I have the opportunity to educate young people, but I also get to work with some of the coolest people in Chapel Hill. My coworkers and the children and families we serve are like a second family to me and they make Morehead feel like a home-away-from-home.

Q: What is a fun fact about yourself?
A: After graduation, I will be serving in the Peace Corps teaching English in Costa Rica.