Senior marches his way to Homecoming Court

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Senior Noah Scibbe has an extra special way to celebrate his final Homecoming Week as an IU undergraduate: he’s been named to Homecoming Court.

Scibbe, a Secondary Social Studies Education major, called his nomination exciting and humbling. He is also no stranger to the pomp of IU celebrations: Scibbe is a member of the famed Marching Hundred and this year rose to the rank of Drum Major. He’s been a part of a marching band since high school, where he was also Drum Major for two years. Having that position in the Marching Hundred was a dream he realized this year.

“Being a Drum Major is a lot of work but always manageable when I have a plan set ahead of time,” he pointed out. “Some of the responsibilities include keeping track of time during rehearsal, blowing whistles, practicing my mace spinning routines for every new halftime show in addition to practice our pre-game routine and countless other small things that happen behind the scenes.”

By the time my students leave my class, I do not want them to simply know the facts about the random topics, but I want them to be able to synthesize that information to understand how it affects the world and its many people today.

Noah Scibbe

He admits it could be easy to be overwhelmed by all the responsibilities that come with being Drum Major while also going to school, but he has lots of support both inside and outside the band.

“Although being in the Marching Hundred is a lot of fun, I am at IU to get my education. Because of that, I make sure to set aside times throughout my day to get my work done, usually at night or early in the morning. I also keep a detailed planner of all of the assignments that need to be finished so that I do not forget my responsibilities,” Scibbe said.

Like so many School of Education students, Scibbe was inspired by his own teachers to go into the education field, where his teachers showed him how knowledge can change the world for the better: “As a future educator, I dream of being an positive influence on the lives of countless students so that they can go out into the world in order to progress it and make it a better place for everyone. The teachers I had back home and here at Indiana University have pushed me to be a better student and citizen, and I am very grateful for them.”

Scibbe envisions his future classroom as a place where he instills in his students the knowledge necessary to make an impact on their communities, both local and global.

“In my classroom my main goal is fulfill the purpose of Social Studies education which is to help my students make informed and reasoned decisions for the good of all citizens in the culturally diverse and democratic society we live in,” he said. “By the time my students leave my class, I do not want them to simply know the facts about the random topics, but I want them to be able to synthesize that information to understand how it affects the world and its many people today.”