I’m thankful for the Roan because it gives me the opportunity to meet new leaders. I’m so thankful for the Roan because it’s given me such unique opportunities. Meeting new leaders inspires me to learn what kind of leader I want to become. The Roan Summer of Service helped me further my leadership development, gain professional experience, and serve my community. I’m thankful for the Roan because it’s constantly challenging me. I’m thankful for the Roan because of the connections it’s given me the opportunity to make. It gives me just the right amount of push to be able to seek new and unusual opportunities that will further develop me as a leader. Some of these connections are internal with fellow Roan Scholars who have become like family to me And others are external with community members I’ve had the opportunity to hear speak and give some of their wisdom to me, and I hope to grow to be a leader like them in the future. I’m grateful for the Roan because it gives me confidence that our future is bright.