As my first semester here at The Ohio State University begins to wrap up, I reflect on the moments where I felt most proud. Although the semester has not been easy in any means, I do believe it has been worth it. The picture above represents the buckeye community that I have grown apart of and one that I have looked to for guidance during challenging times this semester. Attending one of my first Ohio State games as a member of this community meant a lot. It helped me to put certain academic obstacles I had faced into perspective and celebrate the small successes within them. This moment, of attending a football game with friends, helped me to recognize how important it is to have a community to lean on and fellow buckeyes to celebrate with.
As a Mount Scholars member I was able to meet these great individuals my first few weeks of school, here at Ohio State. Although I have not been here long, having these friends to lean on during this transition has made all the difference. As classes start to pick up, and we all get into our own routines it is comforting to know that I can come back to these smiling faces every evening. Meeting my fellow mounties and getting to know each of them has truly made me feel like a member of the buckeye community. This short amount of time I have spent at Ohio State has proven that I did, in fact, find my home away from home and I can not wait to grow even closer with my peers in the years to come.
George Young is a freshman at The Ohio State University and is involved in Mount Leadership Society. He will be majoring in Landscape Architecture and intends to minor in City and Regional Planning. George is from Lakewood, Ohio a small suburb of Cleveland and has lived there his whole life. In his free time he enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and any outdoor activity. During his middle school and high school years he was involved in local service organizations, student government and swim team. Being engaged in his community and helping others has always been a passion of his and he plans to continue such involvement in his new community at Ohio State.
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