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Catawba Student Teaches Self-Defense to 8th Graders

October 27, 2016

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Chad Springer is a non-traditional student in every sense of the word. This 30-year-old teacher education student spent five years on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps before he enrolled at Catawba. Springer spent five weeks at West Rowan Middle School teaching a unit of self-defense classes to eighth graders. It was a curriculum he created and adapted for middle school, based on skills he developed in the Marine Corps. 

Photos by Tonia Black-Gold