Caitlin Hennegan, a 2010 graduate of the John Carroll School, has had quite a year.
Over the summer, Hennegan was awarded a student grant from the University of Maryland to study at Nankai University as part of the university's study abroad program. The focus of the trip was to study Chinese languages and culture. After completing her studies, Hennegan spent an additional three weeks at Tsinghua University's Immersion Camp as volunteer teaching English to Chinese adults. On weekends, she had the opportunity to take in the sites such as the Great Wall, Mount Tai and Tiananmen Square.
Returning home, Hennegan resumed her studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she is double majoring in Chinese and journalism. She is a proud member of the "Mighty Sound of Maryland" marching band, playing at all home football games and some special events as well. And in January, she had the rare opportunity to be part of the Presidential Inaugural Parade with the marching band. Hennegan is also a member of the Maryland Pep Band, playing at all men's and women's home basketball games. Hennegan is a staff writer for the "Public Asian," a student run monthly campus newspaper and is employed by the university as a web writer as well.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun