Growing up in a small town in South Carolina, I was somewhat sheltered before going to college. When I moved into my dorm at Maxcy my freshman year, I immediately met and became friends with a large group of diverse individuals from all across the United States. The other students in my dorm had different backgrounds and viewpoints from me, and I quickly realized that I could learn a lot from them. Being in the same situation as the other freshmen in my dorm created a bond between us, and getting to know such a wide variety of people was one of the best learning experiences I received in college. I will always appreciate that experience and appreciate the South Carolina Honors College giving me the opportunity to have that experience.