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Op-ed: My Fellow Wolves

by Paige Meyer | 2020-21 Student Body President - May 13, 2021

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My fellow Wolves,

 

We have come to the end of not only another academic year, but also the end of another student government administration. As student body president, I have been so fortunate to lead a team of outstanding student leaders, from different backgrounds and even different continents. Together, as a student body, we have successfully returned to campus during a global pandemic, and showed our compassion for one another's health and well-being every step of the way. On top of that, we have enjoyed an active academic year, remaining engaged and social and full of Newberry pride.

 

In my term as president, I have learned to be more open-minded, to value other people's opinions and consider other ideas alongside my own. I have continued to realize what it means to be a member of a close-knit community, like the one we share here at Newberry College, and I've fallen in love with it all over again. I have faced challenges that have made me a stronger person, and so have you.

 

I would like to thank all my wonderful professors, teammates and classmates, for their friendship, support and the life lessons they've helped me learn. I will leave Newberry with a great education, invaluable experiences, and friendships for life.

 

My hope is that our time together has left you more enriched as students and as people, and that we have made a difference at Newberry College.

 

My wish is that all present and future students have successful experiences at Newberry, from academics to athletics and everything in between. Be active, participate, have fun, and get out of your comfort zone. Keep doing these things after graduation – enjoy life and what it has to offer. Give back – find something you care about and volunteer – be part of something good.

 

As one door closes and another one opens, I would like to wish all Student Government Association members-elect my very best.

 

As for my fellow 2021 graduates, I'll see you in your caps and gowns on May 15.

 

Thank you, and Go Wolves.



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