Ayla Aldrich: Outstanding Student in Elementary Education

A photo of Ayla Aldrich.
Photo courtesy Ayla Aldrich.

Ayla Aldrich is the 2024 Outstanding Student in Elementary Education in the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development. Aldrich is a member of Kappa Delta Pi and will complete her degree with a specialization in child development. She transferred to UMaine after earning an associate’s degree in liberal studies from the University of Maine at Augusta. In addition to her studies, she enjoyed rock climbing during her time in college. Read more below.

Hometown: Biddeford, Maine

Parents: Christine and Daniel Aldrich

Special thanks: Thank you to my family for supporting me greatly through my undergraduate journey, and to my person, David, for helping me become the person I am today! I couldn’t have done it without my people!

Favorite UMaine memory: One of my favorite UMaine memories was when my good friends and I would go rock climbing in the afternoon after classes. I loved being able to be active alongside good company, and also enjoy the beautiful facility that UMaine offers!