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Second Year English Teacher Rebekah May Continues to Wow WHS Students

by Addie Robert

Rebekah May is a relatively new English teacher at Walkersville High School. She joined our community last fall and our school hasn’t been the same since. Her classroom is full of positive energy and inspiration. I interviewed her to find out more about this beloved teacher.

WHS Lion’s Pride: Why did you decide to become a teacher?

May: “I have always wanted to be a teacher since I was in elementary school and I love working and interacting with teenagers.”

WHSLP: How many years have you been teaching?

May: “Two years.”

May is known among Walkersville students and staff for her lovely singing voice.

WHSLP: Why didn’t you pursue a career in singing?

May: “Teaching was more tangible and I had a lot of passion to teach English. Singing is something I do on my own time instead of as a career.”

WHSLP: What do you like to do on your free time?

May: “I like to shop and hang out with my friends and boyfriend. I like to travel and watch Netflix on my couch.”

“She is an awesome teacher and she finds a way to get everyone involved into her class, and helps make everything in her class entertaining and fun. I enjoyed being in her class everyday. Definitely my favorite English teacher,” senior Eric Turvin commented.

“Ms. May is really nice and she helps her classes manage work well. Her class is under control for the most part and when it gets out of hand she corrects it. So far she’s always in a good mood,” commented junior Madison Smith.

“Ms. May is a phenomenal singer. I have her first block so she’s a blessing to wake up to. She’s always happy to see me. She’s very positive. She makes school work a lot easier; she makes it more fun,” said junior Christina Huffer.

“She was nice. I liked how she taught because she gave us journals to write for warmups and it was on a personal note. She didn’t lecture us, she made it fun,” senior Alyshia Palomo commented.

Many members of the student body feel that May is an asset to Walkersville High School and many are happy to have her.