Chelsea Orf is learning His way

February 1, 2012

If you ask Chelsea Orf what’s important to her, one big thing would be family. Having her own family in the future is a big part of her future plans, and right now, she’s enjoying her new “huge family” at Florida College.

Even as a freshman, Chelsea has not found it hard to fit in—a fact that might have been more difficult at a larger school.

“At FC, it’s a little bit different. Here, they treat you like an equal. Even the juniors and seniors want to meet you and get to know you.”

And Chelsea has also found that doors of opportunity open up to students of all levels at FC—camp friends, society sports, class offices, and more.

“It makes freshmen feel like they are a huge part of the school,” she says.

Right now, Chelsea’s major focus is academic. She is already planning to stay for four years to complete her degree in education so she can fulfill two life goals: teach school, and raise Christian kids in a Christian home.

“I just want to be raising a Christian family, be a teacher, and be a good wife and mother.”

And so, ten years from now, Chelsea sees lots of kids on the horizon—maybe five of her own, and also class after class of third graders that she hopes to inspire, thanks to a strong academic foundation.

She is also hoping to inspire kids a little closer to her own age this summer as a camp friend, encouraging them to choose Florida College for the same reasons she did: to learn from teachers who speak about God in every class, to have an on-campus “family,” and to make the future your own, beginning with your degree.

“It’s so important to have an education, no matter what,” she says. “It’s always important to be learning. And just be here for the spiritual aspect of it—it prepares you for any kind of life you want.”

That’s how Chelsea Orf is Learning His Way.