Artifact 2

At Ohio State, I am a member of Mount Leadership Society Scholars. Mount is a service-based group, and as a part of our first year as Mount Scholars, we all participate in something called Legacy Week. During Legacy Week, all 100 of us are divided up into six groups, each with a different cause that is relevant in our community. I am on team abuse, whose slogan is “fighting harm, giving hope.” During Legacy Week, our team of 16 has to design and execute two service projects with agencies in the Columbus area. Throughout the course of Legacy Week, I have learned a lot about myself and how to work with a large group of people to carry out a large project. I’ve come to realize that communication and respect are integral to maintain functionality within a large group. One thing I always try to do is hear people’s ideas out, and respect what they have to say. All in all, Legacy Week has shown me the ins and outs of coordinating large projects for various quantities of people, and how to work with others in a constructive and beneficial way, skills that I will definitely take with me into the future.

 

Artifact 1

During my senior year of high school, I completed my Girl Scout Gold Award Project. For my project, I chose to create cancer comfort hats for people battling cancer in our community. This project was directly inspired by family members who have recently fought a battle with cancer. I saw the need for these soft, comfortable hats after these family members told me that their heads often got cold at night while they were sleeping, but that they didn’t want to wear a heavy fleece hat. The hats I created are made from new or gently used cotton t-shirts that were pinned together, cut out using a pattern I created and then sewn together with a sewing machine. Because the hats are made from t-shirt material, they are soft, lightweight, and perfect for somebody to sleep in or wear around the house. Local businesses offered up supplies and a room for me to host a sewing clinic, and I am very thankful for their support and gracious donations. As part of my project, I hosted a sewing clinic to teach other girls in the community how to create these hats, as well as posted a YouTube video tutorial detailing how to make them. By the end of my project, I had created between 110-120 hats to donate to the Gathering Place, a local cancer resource center I had coordinated with throughout the project. It was incredibly humbling seeing what a difference a simple hat could make in someone’s life. The pride that I felt after donating the hats was overwhelming, I was so glad that I was able to provide some comfort to people battling one of the hardest things in the world. Through the completion of my Gold Award Project, I further explored and improved my leadership skills from the project design to the final completion and donation of the hats. Ultimately, this project taught me that I am able to change the world even with a simple idea.

 

 

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 guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

G.O.A.L.S.

[ “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 guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. 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.]

Career

[“Career” is where you can collect information about your experiences and skills that will apply to your future career.  Like your resume, this is information that will evolve over time and should be continually updated.  For more guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

Artifacts

[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 includes both a description of the artifact and a reflection on why it is important to you, what you learned, and what it means for your next steps.  For more guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

About Me

Hi! My name is Hannah Salem and I am from Cleveland, Ohio! I’m currently a Biology major on the PreMed track, but am also considering minoring in Political Science. I hope to further my communication and leadership skills while in college, and it is one of my goals to become a well rounded individual and to be as involved as I can with the university.

I am a member of Mount Leadership Society Scholars and am on the Recruitment, Outreach, and Welcoming Committee within Mount. I also hope to be apart of Undergraduate Student Government, and am planning on auditioning for some music groups in my spring semester!