Skidmore: A Bastion of Student Enthusiasm

Community and citizenship are strongly valued at Skidmore. Please comment on ways you feel you could contribute as a member of the Skidmore community.

Skidmore seems alive with student enthusiasm for social work and extracurricular pursuits. I would love to contribute my own ideas and energy to this community, as I have done in my school and neighborhood all my life.

As a strong-willed six-year old boy, I marched into my first grade classroom, sporting a clip-on bow tie and synthetic blazer from Gymboree. It was the election day of 1994, and I was determined to lead Mario Cuomo to victory in my grade's mock gubernatorial election. From the prestigious position of the Teacher's chair, I eloquently lobbied my classmates to cast their ballots for the right man. Mario Cuomo won in a landslide; I was elated. This experience--my first in government and politics--sparked a strong fascination for public policy.

During high school, positions in student government were scarce. Skidmore's SGA boasts an openness and a sense of purpose that truly beckon me. Serving on the Student Senate or Executive Committee (hopefully a precursor to my future endeavors), I would afford tremendous effort to improving life at Skidmore.

Whether it be Model UN or Young Democrats, of which I was a founding member, I have consistently bean a leader in my extracurricular endeavors. I have fiercely...

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