We are so excited to share an update from former Youth Action Hudson student volunteer, Bridget Donahue. Since receiving the 2014 Youth Action Hudson Scholarship, Bridget has continued to make a difference in her community and do some very impressive and inspiring things at St. Cloud State University. Keep reading to see what she's been up to!
Since graduating from Hudson High School in 2014, I have been working on completing my degree in Management with an emphasis in Human Resources at St. Cloud State University. In the Fall semester of my 1st year I became actively involved in the Honors Program, my hall's Community Council, and joined the Coed Business Fraternity: Delta Sigma Pi. In my fraternity I was elected as Vice President of Community Service, where I have shared my love for community service through organizing service activities for Relay for Life, the Humane Society, Adopt a Highway, Big Brother Big Sisters, and many more.
My second semester I was hired to be a Community Advisor (just a different term for an RA) for the Honors Living-Learning Community, which is a position I plan to continue through graduation. Through St. Cloud I have had opportunities to attend several leadership/networking conferences, take unique interactive learning courses through the Honors Program, and next week I will be holding a workshop on collective leadership styles, just to name a few. St. Cloud State has provided me an excellent education, great leadership opportunities, and the ability to graduate debt free, so I would definitely recommend St. Cloud to prospective students.
By transferring in AP credits and taking summer courses, I will be graduating in the Spring of 2017, which is a full year ahead of schedule. Last summer I worked in a management position through my school's Residential Life department, which greatly helped me prepared for internship opportunities. It definitely paid off, and this coming summer I will be completing a management internship through Target. After graduating next Spring I will plan to continue my education and complete a masters degree while working in a graduate assistant position. I am excited to see what what the future holds, and I thankful for the support I received through HHS and YAH to help prepare me to make the most out of my college experience.
It is so inspiring to see our former student volunteers continuing to be catalyst for change in the communities they are living in. Bridget's dedication to both service and her education sets an incredible example for students in the Hudson community.
If you would like to help support Youth Action Hudson volunteers as they continue to pursue their academic and career goals, we encourage you to donate to our 2016 Youth Action Hudson Scholarship fund by clicking here.