Abigail Storm, daughter of Pam and Jeff Storm of Palmerton, Pa., has been named the student marshal for the College of Arts and Architecture for fall 2015. She will earn a B.S. in art education, minor in special education, at commencement exercises on Saturday, Dec. 19, graduating with a 3.92 GPA.
Storm was a student teacher in Pittsburgh during the fall 2015 semester at both the Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School for ages 5–10 and Wesley Spectrum, where she created lessons for students age 14–21 with autism.
Her honors include the Alice Schwartz Mattil Award in Art Education in both 2014 and 2015. In 2013, she had an article published in “The Dispatch” about an online teaching collaboration with Forest Hills Middle School in Sidman, Pa. Storm has exhibited her artwork in various venues at Penn State.
In addition to her student teaching experience this fall, Storm was a teacher for Penn State’s Saturday Art School program in spring 2015. She has also worked at several daycares and programs for individuals with special needs. As part of the Helping Hands Organization, she interned at both Park Forest Elementary School and Mount Nittany Middle School in State College, Pa. Storm has been active in THON throughout her Penn State career, at both the Lehigh Valley and University Park campuses.
She plans to teach in an elementary school art studio and pursue a master’s degree in special education.