The UIC Honors College is a great opportunity for students which provides guidance to students preparing them for upcoming challenges and make the journey enjoyable. When given such a chance, it is great to contribute by involving yourself in activities during an event to help them. Some contributions may be difficult and easy to give, but it is about the dedication and the challenges you are giving and facing. Taking challenges might seem impossible to do, but I am always ready for multiple challenges whether it is working with a group or alone. Throughout my high school career, I have cultivated skills such as leadership and confidence from joining various clubs, sports, and other extracurricular activities. I always had this thought of meeting new people and knew that the best way would be is to get involved in many clubs and activities. I decided to join the Badminton Team which turned into one of the greatest decision I have ever made. I was able to communicate with my teammates on and off the court. Soon, it was time for me to contribute it to the team when I was announced to be the Co-captain. It was challenging but also becoming a leader. “You set an example to the team and that is why you were chosen to be the co-captain this year” said my coach. It was a proud feeling to know that people look up to you as a role model and wanting to learn more from you each day. Another example where I contributed was volunteering at a community service where I had to serve supper to homeless and older adults who are in need for food. I was glad that I had the opportunity to be able to do such thing like that. It was a relief as people were leaving with a bright smile on their faces and with some food for future. Similarly, I want to contribute my leadership and ______ as being a part of UIC’s Honor program with other students like me. I want to share and explore new memories with others as they also get to be part of this Honors College.