The semester is coming to an end, and I’m ready for the month-long winter break that Young Harris gives us. I look forward to spending time with my family and seeing all my friends from high school—both make the two-hour drive back home worth it. 

Don’t get me wrong. I have had an amazing first semester. My classes and professors challenged me in the right ways. I’ve also made a lot of new friends along the way that support me and accept me for who I am. Simply, I’ve fallen in love with YHC. The College provides plenty of opportunities for every student to excel academically and socially.

It’s strange to think about how fast the semester went by. It feels like only yesterday that I was moving into The Towers for the very first time. Looking back, there’s nothing I would change about how I did things. I put myself out there in order to meet new people, and I’d say it worked out well. My on-campus job taught me responsibility while also connecting me with the staff and administrators that work behind the scenes. The courses I took made me feel accomplished, and my professors recognized me for excelling. I even learned how to deal with conflict in a professional and respectful way. 

With everything that Young Harris has offered me thus far, it’s the least I can do to tell prospective students how great this College is. I’ve grown to love waking up to the mountains every morning and pulling out my big jackets in the winter.

I hope I was able to give you a better feel for what life is like here on the YHC campus. I’ve had a great time sharing my experiences and knowledge that I’ve learned after just one semester. To anyone out there thinking about joining the Mountain Lion family, I highly encourage it. Choosing Young Harris College was one of the best decisions I have made.

Thank you for reading what I had to say over the past several months. I really appreciate all the support I’ve had in the comments from my friends and family.  

I hope you have a fabulous Christmas with your families and a happy New Year.