The first photo was taken on my first day here at OSU. It is of my roommate and I, and we are ecstatic but also so nervous to be here! This photo represents the start of my journey at OSU, and the beginning of all the things I am involved in here. There have been tons of ups and downs – changing my major, getting through exams, and just learning how to live on my own. Through it all however, my roommate and the friends I have made in HSS have allowed me to make it through them all.


This second photo is of my friends and I at a football game. This photo was taken on the day I heard that I got into the Experiential Advantages Externship Program. It is run by my other scholars program I am a part of, MSP, and that program is going to be a huge learning experience for me. I am going to be shadowing in different engineering fields, getting to know all about the work field and get to know what I really want to do. It also represents HSS, because it was taken with all of my best friends that I have met through HSS. They have been with me through this whole journey, and I am so grateful for HSS as it allowed me to meet them.


This final photo is of Chicago. It has always been a dream of mine to move to a big city after graduation, and the idea of being able to move there someday really motivates me to do well in school. It makes me want to stick to my goals: stay healthy and exercise, do all that I can to achieve academic success in my chosen field, and to also have a social life while I’m doing it!


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About Me

Senior Headshot

Madison McGuire is a first-year student from Kettering, OH, that is majoring in Radiological Sciences and Therapy. She is planning to become involved in the medical field by becoming a Radiological Therapist after her time at Ohio State. Madison loves being involved in helping the community, primarily through her many hours of volunteer work from various service clubs over the past few years. She is not only a participant of the Health Sciences Scholars program, but a recipient of the Morrill Scholarship. Outside of class, Madison is an avid reader, and also has a love for travel which she hopes will allow her to study abroad in her coming years at OSU. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Maddie!

Year in Review

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[ “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.]