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Be yourself! Even if yourself is super weird, because being weird is better than being boring.
Greetings! My name is Chelsea, and I am going into my senior year here at Western. I'm from a really small town in mid-Michigan called Westphalia where literally the cows outnumber the people. I graduated from Pewamo - Westphalia High School in 2009. I was active in sports like basketball and track and field as well as the National Honors Society, youth group, and working at a bridal store.
When looking for a college, and essentially where I would be spending the next four years of my life, I wanted to make sure that I make the right decision. The summer before my senior year I toured the colleges that I was planning on applying to, then actually applied around September of my senior year. After careful consideration, I was able to narrow it down to Western and another school closer to home. I visited WMU again because it was still sort of foreign to me unlike the other school. Both schools had the programs I was looking into but there was one deciding factor: Western felt like home. Sure, the other school was HUGE and had a lot of hype but I had no desire to stay that close to home and potentially run into people I knew from high school. Western was the perfect fit for me. I love west Michigan and the warm friendly atmosphere here at WMU. Sure, I second guessed myself the summer before coming here but now I can't imagine spending the last four years anywhere else!
Coming to Western was one of the best decisions of my life. I've made tons of friends, something I didn't have in high school. Living in the residence halls and being involved in organizations like the Student Ambassador Office, and various Christian organizations has been a great way to meet lifelong friends that have become my "school family." I'm also involved in the Lee Honors College, Student Dietetic Association where I serve as Secretary, and Dietetic Community Service Project where I serve as mentor coordinator. I also volunteer at Borgess Medical Center and am working diligently on my honors thesis. When I'm not busy with all of these things, I enjoy running, eating sushi, dinosaurs, spoiling my new nephew, playing volleyball, listening to good music and watching TV. As you can see I lead a very exciting and interesting life. :)