There are many great ABC-Stewart Alum’s out there. Each came from many years of happy learning experience at our school.They are all wonderful, smart, talented people.They are making our world a much better place.
One of them is Amy Budd. Amy Budd attended ABC-Stewart from 1980-1988. Her favorite thing about our school is that she was free to learn at her own pace. Independent Study gave all of the children the freedom to learn whatever they pleased, which was, in Amy Budd’s case, math.
Amy loved math all the way through high school, but then at Purdue University her favorite subject became sleep because she spent so many hours studying. At ABC-Stewart, she loved the way she could take advantage of the resources that were always there. I’m sure the reading spaces on her passport were usually blank. Amy would rather watch TV than read a book. However, Amy did enjoy working grammar boxes with her all time favorite teacher, Mrs. Mumley. Amy said that, “Just by her presence she taught us etiquette, grace, style, and manners.”
Independent Study was very similar to East High School’s resource period.The student could to any area they wanted to request help from their different teachers on homework. Amy enjoyed her schoolwork, earning straight A’s all the way up to college.
At Purdue, her major was mechanical engineering.She works for Lucent Technologies, her dream job. Lucent Technologies, located in Atlanta, Georgia, make fiber optic cable. Fiber optic cable is a wire made out of glass that is as thin as a single strand of hair. It is then put in telephone wires to transmit your voice when talking into the speaker.
Her goals for life are “Have fun and be happy while making the product better.”Her word of advice for students today is “Always stay excited about learning.”
Incidentally, Amy is the daughter of Linda Becker, and the sister of Katherine Glover, who keep everything in order in the ABC-Stewart office.
UPDATE: Amy became Mrs. Charles Baxter on May 17, 2004.
UPDATE: Amy and Charles Baxter became the proud parents of Harrison Charles Baxter. March 2006.