[Artifacts are the items you consider to be representative of your academic interests and achievements. For each entry, include both an artifact and a detailed annotation. An annotation is a reflective description of the artifact that attempts to communicate its significance. For more information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]
My name is Morgan Billstein, and I am a freshman involved in the Biological Sciences Scholars Program. Before moving to Columbus, I lived in a small town in Toledo, OH, where I my graduating class at Ottawa Hills High School was just 73 students.
Throughout high school, my interests usually leaned towards math and science classes. Of the sciences I studied, I was most interested in ones relating to the medical field. I am extremely fascinated by all aspects of the human body, especially the brain, which has helped me to chose the pre-med track and Neuroscience as my major. My favorite extracurricular activities in high school were sports. I played varsity on both tennis and basketball all four years of school. I also enjoyed several clubs that allowed me to participate in community service. All of these extracurricular activities provided me the opportunity to grow as a leader and push myself out of my comfort zone.
As I begin my journey at The Ohio State University, I hope to challenge myself academically, discover my passions, and make new friendships and unforgettable memories.
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[ “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 information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]
[ “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 information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. 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” 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 information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]