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Meet Machen Olson

Machen Olson, the High Plains Student Representative, is a Senior at Newman University with a major in Secondary Education and a minor in English Literature, and the President of the Alpha Chi Gamma Chapter in Wichita, KS. She is a single mom working two jobs: one in education and the other in the medical field, going to school full time, and taking care of her recently diagnosed Autistic preteen. She is pursuing her degree in education so she can support literacy and passion in the written word by educating high school students in English Literature.

  1. My favorite movie is Ever After: A Cinderella Story.
  2. I never leave the house without an abundance of hair ties!
  3. If I had to eat one food for the rest of my life, it would be Garlic Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo.
  4. Growing up, I was sure I would be a dancer.
  5. I know every word to any NSYNC or Backstreet Boys song!
  6. The best gift I’ve ever received was my son, Jordan.
  7. My nickname in high school was White Chocolate.
  8. If you find me in the kitchen, I’m typically whipping up either baking a cake or home made chicken noodle soup.
  9. I’m both a reader and a writer.
  10. The best paper title I ever created was “Ginger Snap Santa’s.”
  11. The literary place I’d most like to visit is Mount Olympus, Camelot, or Hogwarts.
  12. My dream job is to be an English Teacher.
  13. An author I truly admire is Maya Angelou.
  14. My go-to children’s book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
  15. The destination at the top of my travel bucket list is Germany, Italy, Greece, or England.
  16. My favorite part of being an English Minor would have to be getting lost in the literature that I read.
  17. The last book I read was Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer.
  18. My favorite book is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.
  19. My favorite bookstore is Garage Sales.
  20. In 10 years, I’m betting that the big trend in literature will be focused on acceptance and equality.
  21. My first job was as a sandwich maker at Subway.
  22. The last book I bought was Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer, and I have read it.
  23. The celebrity I’d most like to spend a day with is: Alive: J.K. Rowling, Dead: Charlotte Brontë
    Juliet’s balcony in Verona, Italy.
  24. If I could move anywhere in the world, I’d live in Verona, Italy.
  25. My Hogwarts House is Gryffindor!

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