I volunteered at the Dunn Dash (March 2, 2019), Buckeyes Give: Columbus Day of Service (April 6, 2019), and Carmack Woods Cleanup (April 7, 2019).
As a volunteer at the Dunn Dash, I was responsible for counting laps for runners on the track. As the participants went by I cheered them on and helped them keep a positive attitude. While volunteering, I enjoyed seeing how passionate all the participants and volunteers were. (3 hours)
At Buckeyes Give: Columbus Day of Service I did some weeding and planted seeds at Indian Village. The event was put on by the Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Council. The first thing we did was learn about the programming that happens at the park, such as after school programs and camps. I helped to weed raised flower beds outside and spread mulch around them. I also planted vegetable seeds in smaller containers which will be transferred to the larger gardens at a later date. All of the alumni that volunteered were very energetic and made everyone feel more comfortable. At the end of our volunteer session we relaxed and ate s’mores with the site directors. (5 hours)
At the Carmack cleanup I helped to pick up trash in the woods. The event was well organized. Half of us picked up trash, while the other half was planting trees. They organizers generously provided Jeni’s Ice Cream, Panera, and Buckeye Donuts. (2 hours)
I volunteered at the Columbus Marathon (October 21, 2018) and participated in the DSWS Day of Service at Goodwill (November 17, 2018).
I enjoyed volunteering at the Columbus Marathon despite the freezing temperatures. It was so interesting to see how much planning and volunteers are needed for just one water stand along the course. When we first arrived we helped to set up tables and cardboard trashcans. Then we began to fill hundreds of cups with Gatorade and water. Finally as the runners began to come by we stood along the road handing out the water cups and cheered on the runners. Music was being played and food was provided so it was a great environment for volunteering. I completed 5 service hours by volunteering at the Marathon.
For the DSWS Day of Service, I volunteered at Goodwill. My main responsibility at Goodwill was to sort the clothing items and make sure clothes were put in the proper section based on size. This service activity might not have been as exciting as the marathon, but it was apparent that our service was extremely helpful for the store workers and the shoppers. I completed 5 hours at Goodwill.
True Colors is a personality test that matches your personality traits to a color group. An orange personality tends to be active, competitive, and adventurous. Gold personalities value tradition, family, and are organized. Green personalities value knowledge, and are curious, and are thinkers. Someone with a blue personality is compassionate, warm, and devoted.
I learned that Gold is my true personality color. Each color has different strengths, weaknesses, and values. A group of all the same color would get along in some aspects but would not be able to experience growth and diversity. For example, in our vacation activity the green personalities showed good leadership but at times the orange and blue personalities were too overpowering. While working as a team, it is important to be aware of each other’s strengths. In DSWS there are many instances where we will work as a team for a project. We can identify our roles for the team so that the team as a whole can be successful.
To me, leadership means guiding others so that a collective vision can become a reality. Leaders must inspire others, have integrity, and set a positive example.
I think an under-appreciated example of a leader is Kawhi Leonard. He is a skilled basketball player that has proven his talent. Kawhi is known around the NBA for being quiet. He might be the most soft spoken player on the court but he sets the best example on how to play and be self accountable. Former teammates attest that Kawhi barely says a word but is able to elevate their own level of play.
The loudest person often doesn’t have the best leadership qualities. Kawhi Leonard’s actions, not his words, have the most impact on his teammates. Kawhi Leonard is truly an example of how a leader’s actions speak louder than their words.
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My name is Matthew Hartel and I will be starting my first semester at The Ohio State University this fall (2018). My intended major is Data Analytics. I want to use my degree to either help professional sports teams make decisions based on player statistics or present sports data in a unique way. I have loved sports since I could walk, therefore it’s fitting that my career aspirations involve the sports industry. I am from Columbus and have always been an OSU sports fan.
I am a member of the Dunn Sport and Wellness Scholars program (DSWS). DSWS appears to be a perfect match for me and I look forward to all it has to offer! Throughout high school I tried to maintain a healthy lifestyle and I want to continue to do this in college. I intend to play intramural sports and join a student organization involved in service.
In high school I ran cross country and track and played basketball with friends. I was also involved in the Saint Joseph of Arimathea Society (SJAS). As a member of SJAS, I served as a pallbearer for individuals who lacked family or were facing other unfortunate circumstances. Additionally This past year I attained the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts. I love camping and spending time in the outdoors- I can’t wait to relax on the oval .
I am excited to make the most of my first year at Ohio State and I look forward to expanding my knowledge of my intended field of study.