Minor: Government & Legal Studies
Hometown: Boylston, MA
The first service activity that I took part in was Common Good Day my freshmen year. Along with other students living in Coleman Hall and upperclassmen from Macmillan House, we helped the Brunswick Public Works Department mulch around the Brunswick Town Mall. Although it absolutely poured that whole morning, it was a great experience and definitely an event from freshmen year that I will always remember. After having such a great time at Common Good Day, I got involved with the Common Good Grant Committee later that same fall.
My service experiences at Bowdoin have allowed me to really feel like an active member of the greater Brunswick community. It is nice to now read the local newspaper and recognize some of the places and events that are mentioned. My service experiences have also given me the confidence to go out on my own and find Middle School coaching opportunities in the area.
I think that to serve the common good means to always try your hardest to lend a hand in any occasion that benefits the community and to encourage others to do so as well.