Posted by jr1299 under Josiah R, Summer
Finally it has arrived, my senior year is officially begun! To many of you reading this you are also experiencing the same joy that I am since you are seniors in high school. However this joy is also laced with sadness. Messiah has become my home and my friends and roommates have become like brothers and sisters, while my bosses and professors have become close mentors and even parent figures in my life. Leaving Messiah will be nearly as hard as leaving my parents and siblings 4 years ago when I came to Messiah.
So why do I share this with you? Well I think it is important to know and understand that Messiah offers an atmosphere that is warm, caring, and welcoming to all. Professors genuinely care about how you are doing, not only in their class, but also in other classes. They also want to know how things are going outside of the academic world. In talking to one of my professors this semester we spent more time actually talking about our summers then we did about the project I had gone to see her about.
If you chose to do a workstudy, as I did, you will also find that your boss(es) will also be very caring and involved in your life. This past week I have been studying for the LSAT, a standarized test for law school applicants, and every day that I have been to work my boss has asked me about the studying and whether or not I am keeping up with my other homework.
If you chose to come to Messiah you will find that your not leaving your own family so much as you are entering the family that is Messiah College. And this family welcomes you with open arms. The relationships you forge here will last you a lifetime and the four (or maybe five) years you spend here are worth more than words can express.