Take on the world.
Hiroki Kato ’10 and Sarah Schwartz ’10
A true education isn’t the long list of facts that individuals accumulate over the years; it’s their ability to learn that which they value the most.
I’ve learned not to be a student but a scholar. So rather than sitting down and waiting for information to be crammed into my head, I feel like I have the power to go out and find my own answers. That’s what will be the most beneficial to me in the world.
In high school, I co-founded the Young Democrats of Bucks County and co-chaired two mayoral elections and have remained active in local politics ever since. After college, I am working on a political campaign. I also am giving a lecture series at Bucks County Community College titled “Rethinking the Past: Reevaluating the Causes of WWII.”
While at Arcadia, I spent a year at Oxford University as a fully matriculated student. There, I found the meaning of drive, dedication and achievement.
At Oxford, I was instructed one-on-one with some of the most celebrated authorities in English literature, which challenged me and helped me establish my own unique critical voice. Not only did I read over 150 books in nine months, I also raced on the River Thames with my college’s eights crew and networked with some of the world’s most ambitious young adults who became some of my closest friends.
My friend and fellow Arcadian, Hiroki Kato ’10, was studying in Oxford simultaneously, and though we were specializing in different disciplines, we formed an intellectual community. It was incredible to watch him excel while pursuing his niche and thriving in it. We pushed and encouraged each other abroad, and now that we’re back in the U.S. nothing has changed.