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Greetings and salutations!

My name is Makenzee Bruce, and I am currently a senior in the BA History Program at SUNY Plattsburgh. I also have a minor in French.
I was born and raised in the Adirondack Mountains, and I will always call them my home.
I graduated from high school in Lake Placid, New York, which is one of only three locations that has hosted the Winter Olympics more than once (in 1932 and 1980).
I have been studying at SUNY Plattsburgh since the Fall 2013 semester, and despite its difficulties, going to school here has been everything that I could have ever dreamed of and more.
I was awarded a Killam Fellowship that allowed me to spend the Spring 2017 semester abroad at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, and it was one of the best experiences of my life.

I didn't actually decide that I wanted to become a teacher until my senior year of high school. I hadn't given as much thought to my future as I should have by that point, and when the decision was finally right in front of me, I had to choose almost immediately.
Once I started thinking about what I wanted to do, the decision to become a teacher was a fairly simple one.
One of my social studies teachers in high school, who previously attended SUNY Plattsburgh, is one of my biggest inspirations in choosing to become a social studies teacher.
My favorite subject in high school had always been social studies, and it also happened to be one of the ones that I was the best at.

However, that didn't mean that becoming a teacher ended up being the best decision for me. In the Fall 2017 semester, I decided to leave the BA/MST Combined Program to pursue my BA in History only.

Although it was a difficult decision, it was ultimately the best decision for me. I wouldn't trade my experiences in the program for anything.

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