A quick look at new Bethel arrivals from across the nation and overseas.

By Rachel Blood

This week, the Clarion got the chance to interview incoming freshman Faith Norstad about her journey from New York to Minnesota. Faith will be majoring in biology and is a puppy raiser for Guiding Eyes.

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Faith Norstad | Submitted photo.

Q: Where you were born, where did you grow up, and where do you live now?

A: I was born in Batavia, NY and grew up in Marcellus, NY; just west of Syracuse, NY.

Q: How did you first hear about Bethel?

A: I first heard about Bethel through my brother! He is entering as a sophomore, football player, and RA this year.

Q: What made you choose to attend school so far from home?

A: It was actually a really hard decision for me to choose a college that is so far from New York (approx. 1,190 miles). But it ultimately came down to the fact that I could see Christ working through Bethel and their students. 

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Graphic by Bryson Rosell

Q: What do you plan to study at Bethel?

A: I am planning on majoring in biology with a concentration in pre-veterinary studies.

Q: Do you plan on playing sports or being involved in music or theater at Bethel?

A: I plan on joining Bethel’s orchestra, I have played the flute and piccolo for 8 years! I am also considering joining theater, maybe not my first year but possibly my second year.


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