Artifact 3 Legacy Week

Throughout February, Mount had Legacy Week, where we planned several service projects. As a captain on Team Poverty, I had an amazing opportunity to develop solid projects geared toward helping both the community and the agency. Whether it was adjusting our plans due to a challenge or encouraging other team members to remember why our work was so important, Legacy Week was an amazing experience for me. I hope I have similar opportunities in the future.

Artifact 2

On October 8th, my siblings and I ran the Chicago Marathon. This has been an anticipated event since we signed up last November. It has been an aspect of school since I started at OSU, making sure I found time to go running in preparation. It has helped me realize that going for a run in the morning before my classes is a great way to wake me up and help me feel good about the day.

Year in Review

Overall, this past semester has been a huge transition period, as I got used to living on my own. I have done very well academically, and the classes I was in were very inspiring for my future teaching career. For example, my African Studies class has allowed me to see how important it is to introduce a more diverse set of literature in the classroom. This semester I am starting FEEP, which will give me another opportunity to develop teaching skills. Life has changed a lot since high school but I am proud of where I have gotten and where I plan to go.



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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.]


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This year I joined Broom ball with my fellow Mounties. At first I was hesitant because it was late on a Sunday night but I am so glad I did not miss this opportunity. My whole life I have been in sports and when I think about it, all of them helped me improve academically as well. They give me a way to release my stress in a productive manner and wake me up both physically and mentally, ready to focus on school. Broom ball, while not the same sport as what I played at home, gives me a sense of familiarity and comfort.

About Me

My name is Rebecca Spector and I can’t wait to start school at Ohio State. I am going in as an English Education major and hope to earn a minor in Spanish. In the past, I’ve been a big participant in both figure skating and water polo, although I’ve decided not to further either in college. I plan to participate in as many clubs as I can handle, one of them being GIVE. This past summer I went on a service trip with GIVE to Tanzania, and have since then become an ambassador for the program. I am excited to be a leader for GIVE as well as find other ways to help Ohio State grow.