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.]

Artifact: YMCA Camp Onyahsa

 

I chose to share my experience as a camp counselor as my artifact. This is because I have been working at Camp Onyahsa since the summer of 2018 (and going there as a camper for about 5 years before that) and it holds a special place in my heart. Pictured here is the camp symbol above the fireplace in our mess hall, as well as a photo of me and a friend who also works there in our staff shirts.

Working as a camp counselor has taught me lots of things. I definitely learned how to be more responsible overall. I covered many different types of jobs. This varied experience taught me not just how to lead other staff and campers, but also how to listen. It also taught me flexibility – one minute I could be leading an activity with kids, the next I could be doing groundskeeping, the next I could be working in the kitchen. Something else that working at camp has taught me is time management, and how to keep myself and others on track. I learned how to be more assertive by working with troublesome kids, and I learned how to be more empathetic by working with homesick and upset kids.

Overall, I will always remember and value my experiences, both past and future, working as a camp counselor at Camp Onyahsa. The friends I made, as well as the lessons I’ve learned and the memories I have will always be a part of who I am. While I am undecided in my major at the time of writing this, I am highly considering a major that will allow me to have a job where I work with children, and this is highly influenced by my time at summer camp. No matter what I end up doing, I know that all that I’ve learned from camp will stick with me, and help me to do the best I can.

About Me

Hi, my name is Clayton Boor and I am a first-year student here at The Ohio State University, currently in the University Exploration program. I am from Westlake, Ohio where I went to Westlake High School. I was actively involved in my school’s boys tennis team, AA performance choir, performed in my senior year musical, and was co-president and co-dance captain of the school’s show choir. In the summers, I have worked (and hope to continue working) as a camp counselor at a YMCA summer camp called Camp Onyahsa, on Chautauqua Lake , NY.

Here at Ohio State, I am a part of the Mount Leadership Society Scholars program and am on the Leadership and Social Change Committee (LSCC). I am also working as an Office Assistant (OA) for my residence hall, and I hope to get involved with 1-2 student orgs sometime down the line. While I may not yet know what I want to do after college, I’m excited to continue on this journey and find out!