Relay for Life has been such a huge part of my life for many years. Having a lot of family and friends affected by cancer makes this organization a huge priority in my life. After four years on the planning committee for the Troy Relay for Life, I was so glad to continue my Relay career here at CMU.
Being on the planning committee for Relay brings me such joy. I was the survivorship chair which is a huge role in the relay world. I was responsible for getting survivors to our event and making sure they felt like the stars of the show. I can’t wait for next years relay!
Top: Evan (Mentor) Bottom Right: Dalton (Twin)
One of the cool things about being in LAS is getting a mentor from the cohort above you! Within the first few weeks of school, the Leadership Institute takes the freshmen and sophomore LAS classes on the annual Mentor/Mentee Retreat. But what is mentor/mentee retreat? It’s a weekend at Eagle Village where mentors and mentees bond through team building activities, trust activities, and other fun leadership activities. At night, we have a bonfire where we use this time as a reflection on what we did over the weekend, the new bonds we made, and a safe place to shared heart warming stories about one another.
The retreat really helped me bond with my mentor, Evan, and my twin, Dalton. I learned so much about myself, along with everyone in my cohort, during this weekend. I can’t wait to take my mentee to retreat next year!
LAS 2014 (Maroon) and LAS 2015 (Gold) at Eagle Village for the 2015 Mentor/Mentee Retreat