I grew in so many ways during my freshman year. I became a stronger leader, person and student. Being a Mount Scholar has given me so many opportunities to meet some amazing people, build friendships and connections with staff and alumni and be able to serve the community. I was able to find people with similar interests as me, whether that is serving others or wanting to be involved in the health field. Through my service committee, I was able to learn how to make lesson plans and work with a small group. Mount legacy week also gave me so many great opportunities to strengthen my skills. I learned to develop stronger leadership skills and I was able grow new friendships. I was a media and marketing coordinator which meant that my job was to motivate my team and get them excited for our projects. I have been beyond grateful to have made such amazing memories and friendships that I know will last a lifetime.
There were many things that were new to me while moving into college. I was surrounded by emotions of excitement, uncertainty, and nervousness when moving into my dorm. Being that I am the oldest child, I had no idea what to expect when moving away from my family. This new start was frightening at first, but I soon found to love the many friends I made on campus. Although Covid made my freshman experience far from normal, I was able to make the most of it. I was able to make friends through Mount and classes I was taking. I found ways to interact with others while being Covid safe. The most exciting way of interaction I found was going to the gym with my friends. We were able to push each other in our workouts throughout the year which honestly made my OSU experience so fun. I looked forward to working out almost every day each week. Another way I was able to bond with friends was by going shopping at Easton and then getting ice cream at Jeni’s. I also attended many CAC events which always brightened my day. I hope that next year I will be able to have an experience that is more normal than this year.
I am excited to continue my 2nd year in Mount and to start the Year of Service. I am looking forward to being a committee chair for CAC next year which will definitely challenge me in my leadership skills. I am looking forward to getting involved with the Catholic community at the Newman Center by participating in their events and hopefully attending a few of their retreats. Lastly, I’m looking forward to learning more about my major (Health Sciences) and the career path of becoming an occupational therapist.
I can’t wait for all that happens in the future!