“You have been assigned this darkness on this planet of your life, in this time of your life, for the sake of the planet’s life. It is a moment to experience the difference and make a difference. When times are dark, you are here to be light, and in the moments of light, you are here to enjoy. In the face of the current danger and darkness, you are a warrior of accuracy, not violence. In the face of current ignorance and folly, you are a scholar without judgement. In the face of the joy and light at the core of your being, remind yourself who you are being. For you are a master and prophet in a world of greed and profit; you are the bearer of miracles and masterpieces and it is time to stop preforming them in the backyard of your life..
Move out onto this world stage of making a difference. You are not alone, it is a giant game of tag.” –Golden Temple
Kerrin McTernan studies at Keene State College where she focuses on her passions through the study of secondary education and American studies. She believes in the constant evolution of knowledge, making her relentless in her search for learning moments. Kerrin thinks critically about her personal experiences as well as the experiences of others to shape her into the empathetic, accountable, intuitive, and genuine person she is today. With support from friends, family, and community Kerrin has become a leader. She is the secretary of the History Honors Society, Phi Alpha Theta, at Keene State College and a campus representative for Okemo Mountain with the highest sales of college passes for the past two years. As an exceedingly determined and invigorated individual, Kerrin seeks new physical and mental challenges through her interests of reading, learning German language, minimalism, skiing, yoga and healing the wounds of nature and society. Above all, Kerrin enjoys using her understanding of resilience, adaptability, awareness, and social justice to mentor others. In the past she has been a caring nanny and an informed tutor at Keene Daycare Center. In the future Kerrin hopes to be a positive influence on society, and specifically on the students of America.