Fought Named April Fremont Rotary Student of the Month
Frieda Fought of Fremont has been selected as the April Fremont Rotary Student of the Month. Frieda is a Hospitality Management student and chose to attend Terra State Community College because it was close to home and the classes she tried out were challenging and pushed her out of her comfort zone. “After I started and took a couple classes, I thought, ‘Oh, I can really do something to better myself here,’” she said.
Frieda was nominated by Mathematics Assistant Professor Michelle White. “Frieda has suffered two major life obstacles and has chosen to continue on with school in spite of these events. The most devastating one for her was the loss of her son,” White said.
“I was encouraged to finish and not give up,” Frieda said. “I learned that I have more in me than I thought.”
Aside from helping her fellow classmates with assignments, Frieda is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and is an avid volunteer in the community. She is a teacher’s aide in Washington Elementary School in Lindsey, she volunteers at various day habilitation facilities and at Pontifex and serves as a deaconess and piano player at Fremont Alliance Church.
Frieda is grateful for the skills she has learned in her classes. “If I work in a food related job, I’ll be able to use some of the techniques I learned in my food classes,” she said.
After Frieda graduates from Terra State, she thinks she might want to become an event planner. One idea she’s considered is opening up her own bakery.
“I took financial accounting, marketing and economics, which helped me hone in on what I want. I might open up my own business: Frieda’s Classic Pies and Cakes,” she said. These classes, she explained, helped her come up with blueprints, a menu and many other materials that could actually help her open up a business in the real world.
In her free time, she enjoys sewing, gardening and entering her canning projects in local fairs.