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Lauren Schrift ’12

Being in the Honors Program has challenged and inspired me. It is a community of the best and the brightest, and they constantly challenge me to be better and inspire me to work harder. Additionally, it is a support system like no other.

In a University seminar with Dr. Helene Klein, I had the opportunity to write my own musical, At the Corner of Bethlehem and Broadway, which was performed at my hometown performing arts center.

During our trip to Greece with the Honors Program, we stood on stage at many of the great Greek theaters. I am a performer myself and have a passion for musical theater, so to stand on those stages, and even sing on a few of them, was very moving for me.

I loved that we were based in Athens for the entire 14 days. It was just long enough that by the end of the two weeks, I didn’t quite feel like a tourist anymore. I began to really take in the culture of the city.

The best part of the trip for me was the relationships that I formed, both with my professors and peers. I learned so much from the other students and learned that I could count on my professors in many ways. It was in Greece that I became aware of how supportive the Honors Program we are all peers learning and achieving together.


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