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 information, go to: 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: 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.]


The sections of the strategic life plan have helped me map out my Ohio State career. I was able to find a major—Health Sciences—that I strongly believe will suit my desired career: physical therapy. However, I did find a backup plan in case I change my mind. For my second career option, I decided I could major in psychology and become a clinical psychologist. The OSU campus has many resources that helped me come to my conclusion, such as the various shadowing opportunities and helpful information online. While academics are my main focus in college, I still have to stay healthy. In order to remain physically stable I always eat three meals a day and try to workout at least three times a week. I also have extracurricular activities I am a part of, including MedLife and Pre PT/OT Club. I find time to attend as many events as I can by completing my schoolwork throughout the day. Luckily, I can socialize with my friends during study or breaks. I believe that if I can continue to balance everything as I have been doing, I will be able to stick to all my commitments. Faculty members and upperclassman can be vital resources when on campus and thinking about my future. Professors will aid students having trouble understanding material. Upperclassman serve as role models, showing that us underclassman will survive even if we fail one midterm. I have already learned in three short months that relationships are an extremely important part of college. All in all, I would like to continue growing through knowledge and experiences in my future at Ohio State. I do not want to completely rid myself of the old me, but I want to be an extension—someone bigger, better and stronger than before.


Without my parents, I would never have been able to get to college let alone my dream college OSU to pursue a great career.


Although I was afraid I would have trouble making new friends, I managed to find these amazing people to take on the grueling life of science majors with me.


Ultimately, my goal is to become a physical therapist, the reason I am here.ph2010081806979


[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: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

About Me

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My name is Meredith Johnson and I am a freshman here at OSU! I was born in Cleveland, Ohio but have spent the past 11 years in Springfield, Ohio. In high school I played soccer–the best decision of my life–and basketball. I was a member of National Honor Society and Junior Achievement. All of the activities I was involved in helped me realize how amazing my life is and how lucky I am to live it. Through my athletics, I made some of the best friends I will ever have, and have had some remarkable people not only coach me but help me through all aspects of life. And though my days at Northwestern High are no more, I will still hold on to those precious memories for a lifetime. Now, as a new college student, I certainly am very confused about everything, but I love it here already. I am in the Health Sciences Scholars program and I plan on majoring in Health Sciences on a physical therapy track. Overall, I am looking forward to having the time of my life here in CBus!