I believe that everyone has their own special way of viewing the world. Their view of the world is usually shaped by their experiences, including where and how they grew up, which school they attended, their socioeconomic factors, and even more simply, their personality and how their brain is wired to think. I want to be exposed to as many people as possible. I want to hear as many stories as possible. And I want to experience as many cultures as possible. This is one of the main reasons why I chose to attend Ohio State University, the second largest public university in the United States. I also want to use up all the opportunities that this university supplies me. I have plans in the future to study abroad and to complete research. I have already began to travel with Buck-i-Serve, where I went to St. Louis, Missouri and volunteered at the Special Olympics non-profit. We went to multiple schools in the area and set up a mini-olympics for the special needs students. We even hosted a regional Special Olympics Program where multiple schools in the area attended and joined the festivities for an entire day. I gained so much knowledge and was shown so much love on this trip, this is what service is all about. I believe that service can start right in front of you, there’s no need to go across the country to make a change and help those in need. This is why I have already volunteered over 80 hours of service in the last year in Columbus, Ohio. Even though I am just one person, I am devoted to change the world and make it a better place, even if it just starts with Columbus, Ohio. I will use the privilege that I do have to help those who are unheard or unseen. I vow to be the change that I want to see.
October 28,2017, this was the date of my first ever Ohio State football game. Before this I had always wondered what it would feel like to be in one of the biggest stadiums ever supporting one of the biggest teams ever. I came from a small town in the suburbs where the student section was full for the first game of the season and then twenty or so people would show up for the rest of the season. We had an amazing loosing streak, which in fact may have been the only unbeatable thing about our team. So, coming here and seeing an exorbitant amount of people who all had the common love of football- it made my heart swell with joy. I was extraordinarily happy to spend my first game with people that I love who all support a team and school that I love. The only thing that may have been better than the game, or the win, was the bowl of soup at Panera we had afterwards. There is nothing like their famous chicken noodle soup that could fuel us up to dance and yell up and down campus for the rest of the night. This was indeed one of best days in my life and I will look back at it forever.
On Saturday, September 30th, 2017 Mount Leadership Society went to Smith Farms to help with the running of the Fall Harvest Jamboree. We were given the opportunity to work with children, adults, and families of all shapes and sizes. It was one of my first times interacting with so many different aged individuals since college had begun. Being able to talk to all these people and see them interact with each other made me remember that I would like to stay away from only seeing the same people of the same age as me daily. I want to see different people and see how they maneuver through their environments. To be able to work with innocent and vulnerable children, to know-it-all teenagers, to adults who want to pass on their wisdom would be my dream job.
Hello, my name is Sara Mohamednour. I have grown up in the suburbs of Columbus basically my entire life, you could say I know Columbus like the back of my hand. I have always been an avid part of my community. From volunteering around the neighborhood, to COSI, to about anything else in between, I have always loved being a part of something bugger. While growing up here, I still had my heart in Sudan, Africa, the country in which I was born. I visit every once in a while and I hold the people there extremely close to my heart, but I do not feel as if I have made my mark there yet. This is one of my biggest goals, to give back to every community in which I belong. I want to make an impact everywhere I go. So, no matter what I do or where I go next, I want to always give back to the people who made me who I am today.
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