In the midst of a busy summer full of working and assisting daily at WordPlay, WordPlay summer intern Stephanie Finley is getting ready for her next big adventure. This month she will be finishing school at Cincinnati State with her associate’s degree in Education. She’s also planning a family trip to Hilton Head for her mother’s birthday. On her last family vacation, Finley challenged herself to try parasailing despite her fear of heights. She says she likes to try new things because of the sense of accomplishment she feels after conquering a fear.
When she’s not volunteering, Finley works as a product sorter at Amazon. She spends what little free time she has drawing and reading, especially Ellen Hopkins and James Patterson books. Finley also loves playing with her two dogs, a labradoodle named Ralph and a Maltese-shih tzu-Pekingese-Poodle mix named Bogey.
Finley began volunteering at WordPlay this summer as part of an internship requirement for school. She says she’s enjoyed working with and getting to know the WordPlay students. She admires the boundless imagination in the children she works with, and hopes to continue inspiring new, passionate learners as she pursues her teaching career. Thank you for all your great work this summer, Stephanie!