#3 Amara, Fall 2010
“I chose to join Theta Nu Xi because I had been on campus for 4 years already, I was in a number of organizations, and I still felt empty. I felt like I didn’t know where I belonged. What I did know, however, is that every time I went to a TNX event, I felt whole. I felt like that’s where I belong. So I began researching, and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t find anything bad about the organization. It was a “now or never” situation and I decided that I had to go for it. I wouldn’t be able to live with the “what-ifs” of not trying.
The tenet that means the most to me is scholarship. Education is the key that opens so many doors. It opened so many for me. As a child, I didn’t have the most elaborate childhood, but what I did have was books, and homework, and afterschool programs that gave me something constructive to do. That allowed me to be academically successful. I was in the third grade reading on the same level as a college freshman. That was an accomplishment that I will be forever proud of. Those are the kind of accomplishments I try and push the children that I’m involved with to make. We tend to take education for granted because it’s so readily available but it’s so much more than that and it should be held to the highest of standards for us all.”