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Physical education students represent state and University

Published on December 06, 2021

Physical education students represent state and University

Franchetti and McGee named 'Outstanding Future Professionals'

Eastern Connecticut State University students Alexa Franchetti and Madeleine McGee were recognized as Outstanding Future Professionals by the Connecticut Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CTAHPERD) at its annual conference on Nov. 18 and 19.

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Alexa Franchetti

The conference invites two students selected by physical education and health faculty to represent participating universities. Along with Eastern, the conference featured Southern and Central Connecticut State Universities.

The CTAHPERD committee selected Franchetti as one of two students to represent the state of Connecticut at the SHAPE America National Convention for Physical Education and Health Professionals in New Orleans in April.

“I could have never imagined being able to represent this wonderful department at a national conference,” said Franchetti. “I’m passionate and motivated to be the best teacher I can be now, and when I have my own job, I can speak to the excellence of this program and the wonderful professors who have helped me thus far on my journey.”

Franchetti’s career aspiration is to “someday start or be a part of a strong and well-designed adapted physical education program.”

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Madeleine McGee

Speaking to of her involvement in the conference, McGee said, “Being recognized by Eastern’s prestigious physical education faculty is a true honor. I am humbled by this award bestowed by my professors and role models. Attending the annual CTAHPERD conference is a great networking opportunity as many health, dance and physical educators across the state meet to join sessions on creative new ways to present content in their classrooms. Being involved in the state organization for the field of health and physical education is a helpful tool especially for new teachers.” 

McGee aspires to be a coach and teach health and physical education. “Through my job, I plan to create a positive impact on the lives of our future generation where they feel comfortable in engaging in healthy, active lifestyles.”

Written by Bobbi Brown