Track & Field: Year 2

Track & Field: Year 2

Being a member of the Track and Field team is honestly an emotional roller coaster.  Some days being on the team is one of the best decisions I’ve made while other days I question why I put myself through all the stress.  It definitely challenges me both mentally and physically and there are so many things that I have to give up in order to be on the team that sometimes it doesn’t seem to be worth it.  Then I have to remind myself what I am getting from being a part of the team and all the people I am lucky enough to meet through it.  Read more

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Leadership Launch

Leadership Launch

This year I was fortunate enough to be apart of the Leadership Launch LEAD Team. A LEAD Team is basically a bunch of LAS scholars that join together to help plan, facilitate, or gather information from of for the Leadership Institute.  This year I had the opportunity to be apart of the 1st ever Leadership Launch team!
Put on in correlation with Special Olympics Michigan, Leadership Launch is a program that invites high school students and their special needs peers that are enrolled in the program Project Unify in their school (Learn more about Project Unify here: http://www.specialolympics.org/projectunify.aspx.) Together we explored more ways to produce an inclusive environment in each of the high schools in every aspect, not just sports.  Read more

Volunteering

Volunteering

This year I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to volunteer at the hospital here in Mt. Pleasant.  Although I am required by every club I am a part of to have volunteer hours, volunteering is something that I genuinely enjoy doing.  Having the ability to help someone and using that is one of the greatest things that someone can do in my opinion. Read more

Leadership Theory In Action

Leadership Theory In Action

For my Leadership Studies class, the 40 some of us were split into different groups.  Each group was in charge of teaching the class a different leadership theory.  My group was responsible for one of the harder topics: The Style Approach.  I won’t go into too much detail, but basically, according to the style approach, there are four types of leaders in the world.  Each of them leads in a different way and are more successful than others in certain situations.   Read more

History 110LWI

History 110LWI

The American Experience.

This class was probably the worst thing that I have ever experienced in my life and I think that if you talked to anyone else in the class, they would agree.  I like history, so I was really excited for this class at the beginning of semester, but as soon as the first lesson was over, I knew it was about to be rough.   Read more

LAS in the D: Looking Back

LAS in the D: Looking Back

This trip was designed to help those of us who went, learn to lead, facilitate, and help even when we don’t think we can.  We experienced all of these things within the two short days that we were there.  The first day we met with the students at Jalen Rose Leadership Academy.  Here was get assigned to a classroom where we facilitated a few activities for the students.  Next we met with the butta and pilot students (much like a student council or NHS) where we taught them a few different games to play and how to run those. Read more

LAS in the D – The Before

LAS in the D – The Before

Just like the typical farm girl (that I kinda am), I only know Detroit for what I have heard about it.  I have been in Detroit multiple times, but only for things like Red Wings or Tigers games, so I really didn’t have any time to just stop and look around.  The main issues that I know about are the ones that I hear on the news (when I watch to it) or from other people.  These include a lot of crime, poor education, a lot of vacant land and a need for new growth in the area. Read more