Meet Layce, 2013 HFO Summer Intern (Part 2)

Layce Johnson

Name: Layce Quinn Johnson Hometown: Tulare, California

School: Northwestern College in Orange City, IA

Major: Elementary Education & Special Education with an endorsement in reading.

Volunteer Work:

-        Kids camps for various athletics

-        Mexico Mission trip through Young Life in high school- I was baptized here!

-        Spring Service Project: (Through Northwestern) I came to Opelousas over spring break. I helped paint Ms. Kelly’s house and worked in the special education class at South Street!


-        Children: Coaching, teaching, playing, all around working with children

-        Sports: I played water polo, soccer, softball, track, and swimming growing up. Currently playing soccer and running track at Northwestern! I also love to wakeboard, surf, kayak, fish, ropes course, zip-line, etc.—outdoors & adventurous!

-        Coaching: Soccer, swimming, baseball/softball, basketball

-        Reading

-        Animals: have various animals at home- raised/showed hogs, several dogs, donkeys. I also love wild animals.

At HFO: I work with students to improve reading. I run the reading clinic as well as working one on one with students. I am also preparing lesson plans for the upcoming school year.

After college:

-        I plan on looking for a teaching position in the South and a great possibility of Opelousas.

-        I would also like to work for a non-profit to help mentor students in the neighborhood.

Why I’m at HFO:

-        I came to Opelousas for a spring service project. Working in the schools and with the HFO crew challenged me and I decided to do my reading student teaching here this summer. I fell in love with everything over spring break so it encouraged me to come back!


Layce Johnson