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.]


[“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 information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


[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

My name is Sarah Schinker and I am a freshman in the Biological Sciences Scholars Program and I. plan to major in Biology. I graduated from Olentangy High School in Lewis Center, Ohio, which is about fifteen miles north of The Ohio State University.

After taking AP Biology my junior year of high school, I discovered a passion for life sciences. I enjoyed learning about how so many systems can work together to create one whole being. During my time at Ohio State, I hope to get involved in a variety of research opportunities in order to deepen my understanding of the biological sciences.

My interests include soccer and music, both of which I participated in throughout high school. I play both the violin and the viola, which have allowed me to be a member of seven orchestras in total. I was also a member of my school’s service club, French club, and the Olentangy chapter of National Honors Society.

I am looking forward to the opportunities that Ohio State has to offer, as well as the memories I surely make with my fellow Buckeyes.