This past week, while busy, was full of anxious waiting.
Why? Two Sundays ago I had my interview for Blue Key Senior Honor Society. 12 tables. 2 people per table. 4 questions per table. 5 minutes per table. Personally, I love these kind of interviews – you get an hour and a half to brag about yourself and reflect on things you have done! At the same time, it is scary knowing how qualified every single candidate who goes through the interview is!
Basically, an honorary is a group or organization dedicated to building leaders in scholarship, service, and leadership. We have an honorary at K-State for Freshman through Senior level, and each one is an extreme honor to be apart of.
Blue Key is something I have had my eyes set on since I was an eager Freshman involved with Quest Freshman Honorary. Quest allowed me to see a lot of “behind the scenes” stuff at K-State, develop a passion for my university, meet some of the top freshman leaders on campus, and most importantly interact with Blue Key Mentors. I looked at them as the very best and brightest seniors on campus, whom everyone looked to with respect. My Blue Key mentor my freshman year played a huge impact on my collegiate development, and after my time in Quest was done, I made it a personal goal of mine to leave that kind of impact on someone by earning a spot on the Blue Key team.
When the application became available a few weeks ago, I was in shock that the time to apply was already here – it is crazy how fast time is flying by!
We were told we would find out in person from 7:00pm-9:00pm on the Sunday following the interviews. And boy did time move slow! At 6:00 I decided to watch a movie to take my mind off of the upcoming answer I was about to receive. Here is how the time following went:
7:01….Why aren’t they here yet?
7:28……Alright, guys. Just let me know already.
7:39……Maybe they forgot about me? (My anxious side jumping to conclusions)
7:50….. Knock on the door, and I am greeted by 3 current Blue Key Members, congratulating me on getting accepted into this prestigious society. After this warm welcome, I got introduced to the 16 other new Blue Key Members that I will have the great opportunity to work with this year – my excitement grew after each face that I saw!
I cannot express how honored and excited I am to be apart of Blue Key, and am eager to get to know all of my peers on a whole new level. I look forward to pouring my energy and passion into this magnificent organization, and do whatever I can to leave a final mark on my Blue Key peers, incoming freshman, and K-State as a whole.
To learn more about Blue Key, Visit here: http://www.k-state.edu/bluekey/membership/