Interview With Code Camp Volunteer Veronica Watson
In an interview by Niswonger Foundation Vice President, Richard Kitzmiller, we learned that Veronica Watson has spent most of her 2017 “summer break” as a volunteer in Niswonger/ETSU Code & Technology camps.
After participating in summer camps for middle-schoolers in 2016, her interest and passion led her to volunteer to help (without pay) during the 2017 camps. This offer has resulted in Veronica’s involvement in 7 different camps.
Her volunteer time helps the camp staff (primarily ETSU undergraduate and graduate students) by being another resource to provide one-on-one support for participants.
Mathew Desjardins, the Code & Technology Camp Director, praises Veronica’s dedication and skill. He points out that her age is often an advantage; she relates well to the participants who are roughly the same age.
Veronica is a student at Elizabethton High School. She plans to pursue a career that builds on her current interest in computing.