Courtney is this year’s Minds Matter Achievement Scholar and a member of Syracuse University’s Class of 2021.
Q: What have you learned from your time with Minds Matter?
Courtney: I have learned how to grow better decision-making skills, especially during big transitional times in my life, such as college. Also, Minds Matter has truly taught me that I am never really alone, and I can always rely on the people around me.
Q: What has been your favorite Minds Matter moment?
Courtney: My favorite Minds Matter moment has to be graduation. It was bittersweet, but it was so nice to see that all of my peers who had gone through this journey with me were taking another step forward in their lives as well. It was great to celebrate all of our successes together and truly support one another.
Q: If you could give any piece of advice to a sophomore starting at Minds Matter, what would it be?
Courtney: My biggest piece of advice to a sophomore at Minds Matter is to take a chance on every opportunity that is presented to you. You never know the amazing things that you could learn or the great people you could meet. It will also allow you to discover much more about yourself than you would have originally thought.
Q: Where are you going to college and what are you hoping to study?
Courtney: I’m attending Syracuse University in the Whitman Leadership Scholars program and intend to study Marketing.
Q: What are you most looking forward to in college?
Courtney: I’m most looking forward to gaining a sense of independence in college, where I’m finally fully in control of my schedule and am able to be challenged with making decisions.
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