Can Freshmen Be Leaders?

Can Freshmen Be Leaders?


(Edited by Jaime Baldwin)

Heididart copyThe man beside me on the plane was shaking his head. His mouth was wide open in shock and disbelief as he tried to respond to what I told him. Fidgeting with the Darwinism book in his hand, he said “So, you are saying that as a freshman they are sending you all the way to Denver to recruit?”

“Yes,” I responded. “My school really gives a lot of opportunities to their students.” He smirked and said, “Why would they trust you with that responsibility?”

At first I was offended, but the more I thought about it, the more questions it brought to my mind. Why would they send me, a freshman, to recruit at college fairs? Isn’t that a professional adult’s job? I felt like David going up against Goliath: little and powerless. I wish I could have said that his words did not affect me, but they did. All I could say was, “I guess my school has faith in me.”

So, why does Southwestern send freshmen to recruit? I believe our large base of student leadership is the result of being a smaller university. There are more opportunities to travel, get involved, be a leader, and as cliché as it might sound, become a family.

I believe Southwestern promotes real world experiences. We reach beyond our campus and are able to communicate not only with our community, but with the world. By the time you are a senior at Southwestern, you are able to have more hands-on involvement than many other students at larger colleges or universities.

With all the leadership opportunities provided both on and off-campus, I encourage you to take advantage of them.

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

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