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After my first year here at Ohio State I can say with confidence I made the right choice on where to attend school. And after my first year in the Health Science Scholars Program I couldn’t have found a better community to be a part of. The people in this scholars community is what made the transition into college life much easier. I have made countless friendships this year that are bound to last a lifetime. Not only was the transition socially a daunting experience, academically the courses, especially in the pre-health field are challenging. Living with others going through the same challenges helps to get through the difficulties of each class. Over the course of the year, I have grown tremendously as a person. From what I have learned this year, college is full of new experiences and it is important to try and take advantage of all that you can. The memories I have made in the first year alone are incredible and I cannot wait to make more next year.
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This past year I have had the opportunity to volunteer in numerous locations around the Columbus area, giving back to the community in many different ways. Through the Health Science Scholars program, I was given the opportunity to attend the community commitment service day. During the community commitment day, we were able to go to a local elementary school and assist the teachers with cleaning and prepping their classrooms for the first day of school. I was also able to assist in making blankets for children at the James around the holiday season. Volunteering at the Heinzerling Foundation with friends from Health Science scholars proved to be an incredible experience. We were able to spend a couple of hours with residents of the building, allowing for them to participate in different activities each time we went. Through the special olympics club here at Ohio State, I was able to assist at the Ohio state special olympics state basketball tournament where I was able to work directly with the athletes, leading them to each stage of the competition. Their reactions and joy following their success was absolutely priceless.
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Hello! My name is Stephanie Cline and I am a freshman here at The Ohio State University. I have lived in Dublin, Ohio and graduated from Dublin Jerome High School. Currently my major is in Health Sciences and I am thinking about minoring in psychology. I am hoping to one day become an occupational therapist! I am interested in occupational therapy because I love helping others and want to make a difference in peoples lives. In high school I was involved in sports playing both basketball and volleyball, as well as being a member of National Honors Society and volunteering. Whenever I get the chance I love to read as well as travel. While at Ohio State I hope to become involved in intramural sports. I would also like to become involved in Buck-i-Serve in order to give back and help others around the world. I am so excited to spend the next four years here! Go Bucks!