As the school year is moving along, I am happy to say that I have challenged myself to practice my leadership challenges (“Connect with people on a personal basis” and “Err on the side of telling stories in a timely fashion”). It’s been great talking with several friends who are seniors and will be graduating soon – connecting with them on a personal basis has helped me develop strong friendships with them and I know that we will still be in contact when they go to college in the fall. Furthermore, participating on the badminton team at my school this year has introduced me to many new people. I love sharing stories with them and also listening to their stories during practices and on the bus when we travel to and from games. Overall, I think I have done a good job implementing my leadership practices!