Year in Review

[ “Year in Review”  is where you should reflect on the past year and show how you have evolved as a person and as a student.  You may want to focus on your growth in a particular area (as a leader, scholar, researcher, etc.) or you may want to talk about your overall experience over the past year.  For more guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

G.O.A.L.S.

[ “G.O.A.L.S.” is a place where students write about how their planned, current, and future activities may fit into the Honors & Scholars G.O.A.L.S.: Global Awareness, Original Inquiry, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development, and Service Engagement. For more guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.

  • Global Awareness: Students cultivate and develop their appreciation for diversity and each individual’s unique differences. For example, consider course work, study abroad, involvement in cultural organizations or activities, etc.
  • Original Inquiry: Honors & Scholars students understand the research process by engaging in experiences ranging from in-class scholarly endeavors to creative inquiry projects to independent experiences with top researchers across campus and in the global community. For example, consider research, creative productions or performances, advanced course work, etc.
  • Academic Enrichment: Honors & Scholars students pursue academic excellence through rigorous curricular experiences beyond the university norm both in and out of the classroom.
  • Leadership Development: Honors & Scholars students develop leadership skills that can be demonstrated in the classroom, in the community, in their co-curricular activities, and in their future roles in society.
  • Service Engagement: Honors & Scholars students commit to service to the community.]

Career

[“Career” is where you can collect information about your experiences and skills that will apply to your future career.  Like your resume, this is information that will evolve over time and should be continually updated.  For more guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

Reflection – My First Week at Ohio State

Wow! What a week!

I spent my first week at Ohio State in complete awe. I would walk to class looking around at every building, sculpture, person, and thing and think, “wow, I really am a college student. I really am here at THE Ohio State University.”

I would take a moment. Breathe.

It feels amazing here. My first impressions are everything I’ve ever expected Ohio State to be. Welcome week was full of friends and laughter, fun and welcoming experiences. I have enjoyed every minute of my time here at Ohio State.

I am adjusting well. I grew up as a camp kid, so I’m used to being away. My parents did a great job preparing me for this. I laugh at a memory I have of my first week here. I was doing laundry in my residence hall, and another student had no idea how to do their own laundry. I had to teach them where the detergent went and how to sort their laundry so the colors don’t bleed. In my head, It was quite funny but to them it was scary. My parents had taught me basic life skills from a young age through farm chores and family living. Theirs hadn’t, and as I think about it, I am very happy for the chore lists I had as a child.

I now understand what college is like, studying for hours for the upcoming midterms that, honestly, terrify me just thinking about. I am nervous. But, I am learning new study habits and am excited to get to work.

Hopefully the rest of the semester stays positive!

About Me

Hello!

My name is Maddie Allman and I am a first-year at the Ohio State University studying Community Leadership with a specialization in Community & Extension Education. I plan to graduate in the spring semester of 2022 with a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

At Ohio State I am a member of the Arts Scholars program. My arts interests center around theater and choral music. As a child, I had always loved music. I was surrounded by it within my family and I couldn’t imagine my life without the love and passion I have developed for music. I participated in my high school’s “Advanced Show Choir” for all four years, and I took the stage every spring and fall in various theatrical roles. I have been in theater productions from an early age, participating in church plays and school musicals since I could walk. My favorite musical by far is the Phantom of the Opera, with Anything Goes coming in a close second.

4-H is something that I am very passionate about and I am very fortunate to have given over 10 years of my life to an organization that developed me into who I am today. Throughout my 10 years as a 4-H member, I developed a passion for youth development and agriculture. In my 4-H career I have served as a camp counselor, Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp Ambassador, Junior Fair Board member, Junior Leader, and last year I had the opportunity to serve on the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council State Outreach Committee. On this amazing committee I had the opportunity to reach out to other state 4-H programs in effort to make a connection with them. I was successful in my effort as I hosted Oklahoma and Georgia 4-H at the 2018 Ohio 4-H Conference! This year, most excitedly, I will be serving on the state 4-H Officer board as Vice President of Outreach.

As a 4-H’er I learned amazing life skills while developing a love for another passion; rabbits. I started raising rabbits my first year as a 4-H member and haven’t given them up since. Over the years my rabbitry has expanded to three different breeds of rabbits including Californians, New Zealand’s, and Checkered Giants. Raising rabbits gave me the opportunity to become a member of the American Rabbit Breeders Association as well as serve as the Vice President of the Ohio Youth Rabbit Breeders Association.

I graduated from Southeastern High School near Chillicothe, Ohio in the spring of 2018. In high school I was an avid runner, and still am today. I participated in soccer, track & field, and cross country throughout high school as well as many clubs including Key Club, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, and the Drug Free Clubs of America. I was a member of every student section because of my passion for athletics and my love for school spirit.

I am very excited for life at Ohio State. I cannot wait for football Saturday’s, March Madness, and baseball games!

 

My cabin and I as a camp counselor at Ohio Military Kids camp.

My favorite Brutus statue on campus!

Performing as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes!

Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council Officer team goofing around.