Senior year is going to be one of the best yet stressful years of your life thus far. Trying to find a balance between tying up the loose ends of high school and starting the new, exciting journey to college is hard. It’s ok to feel apprehensive about the future. High school has been your home for four years now. You may not believe it now, but it’s not going to be easy to say goodbye to a place so familiar, a place full of people and experiences that have become a part of you. Even though you might be counting down the days until graduation, I want you to remember a few things as you wrap up high school.
Treasures await you at every corner: new and old favorite foods at small local restaurants, jaw-dropping views at the top of mountains, and lifetime friendships with the very unique people of Southwest Virginia. You have to be willing to try something new; you have to be willing to go on an adventure.
— Jake Caudill '18 & Michael LoGrande '18
Last summer my friends Jake Caudill and Michael LoGrande wrote and posted a blog highlighting10 things to do around Emory & Henry. Their blog post is one of the most trafficked blogs on the Honors Program Website. In honor of their blog post and the first day of the semester I will post another blog highlighting 10 other things to do around Emory & Henry.
If you had told me before I came to Emory & Henry College that my first trip abroad would entail an eighteen hour plane ride, presumptuous baboons, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, jaw-dropping views, impromptu concerts and the most incredible people I would have said were crazy. About two weeks ago I returned from the stunning country of South Africa. Through this trip I made new friends that were a part of an incredible life changing experience filled with new perspectives and an unbelievable amount of memories.
The boomslang (go ahead and try pronouncing it), Mopane worms, and the furthest south you can possibly travel on the continent of Africa were just a few things that I enjoyed in South Africa. I am a member of both the Concert and Chamber Choirs at E&H under the direction of our amazing fearless leader Dr. Allyss Haecker. It was about one year ago when Dr. Haecker began to mention to the choir that we might have the opportunity to travel and sing in South Africa. After extensive hours of planning by Dr. Haecker, one year later thirty members of the E&H choir landed in the country on the southern tip of Africa about to experience the trip of a lifetime!
5 Tips on Writing Your First Undergraduate Honors Thesis…
Writing an undergraduate Honors Thesis is one of the most important factors for graduating with Honors at Emory & Henry. Not only does the successful completion of an Honors Thesis illustrate your mastery of your major(s), but it also is one of the best ways to prepare for the large-scale projects that await in graduate school or your future career. For more information on the Honors Program’s thesis process, visit the Honors Thesis Purpose page (coming soon). But for now, let me reassure you of something; while the task of writing a thesis may sound daunting, it isn’t as bad as you might think, and here are some tips to help you get started.