FILA is very much like family to me. So many people have influenced my life positively. I have met my closest friends, caring mentors, and heroes to look up to.
I was able to gain so much confidence during my time at the co-op! My first semester, I was extremely terrified to stand up in front of people to introduce a candidate for FILA’s student president. And now, I have grown confident in my leadership skills. I enjoyed leading two Scholar Retreats, taught a scholar class as a student mentor , lip synced to “Single Ladies” by Beyoncé, and so much more!
I am so grateful for the knowledge I have gained, the experiences I’ve had, and the people I have met.
I have been accepted into Southern Virginia University, and will start attending in the fall. I hope to find a career that will help others.