Adam Zaher

Adam Zaher

The event was a success…

10/27/10

The breast cancer event was amazing! I had about one hundred people in attendance, which on the Staten Island campus is great! We are a lot smaller then the Queens campus, making it a much more tight knit community. Word of mouth spreads very quickly, which I feel was the cause for the great turnout. Immediately after the event I ran to my service project at my school where the kids acted up and had to be reprimanded. This was upsetting for me because I know they have great potential. They are very smart, but lack the skill of paying attention. I hope next week is better.

Student government is working with the St. Vincent De Paul society to host a “Kids on Campus” day for Halloween. I want to help turn Rosati Hall into a haunted house (this won’t be too difficult, the building is kind of scary to begin with). I hope the kids enjoy the day!

Lastly, Class is getting really hard. I did not do as well as I expected on my first test in psychology and was really nervous. I was thinking of changing majors.  I am already a Theology minor, so the switch would not be that hard. Ill let you know how it goes.

Getting comfortable with it all…

10/12/10

The school year is off to a great start. I have started work on a breast cancer luncheon that will take place on October 13 and has been getting very good feedback. I have not yet started service with the Ozanam Scholars, but I have been told that we are going to be working with a school in the area mentoring sixth graders in the area of health and wellness.

I have finished work on the breast cancer luncheon. I have a great guest speaker who is willing to come for free. This saves a lot of money which can be put towards food for the event. I just hope it will be well attended.

Today was my first day at New World Prep, which is the school where I will be a mentor. The kids are great, but have trouble paying attention. I cannot complain because at that age I didn’t listen that well either. Looking forward, I think the kids will learn from this mentorship and gain a great insight on the advantages of healthy living and going to college, which is a key component of this mentorship program. They will see how important a college degree is and feel motivated to continue their education after high school.

I also have been very active with student government. At our first meeting I was elected to be on the finance committee. This is a very large task which will take a lot of time. I don’t mind because I know it will make St. Johns a better place.

I am not doing as bad as I expected in class. I am taking two online classes this semester and they are the most challenging. You have to be very disciplined to take a class which has no exact meeting time. I fell a little behind in the work, but caught up quickly. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

The start of a new year…

10/6/10

This is very exciting because one of the many hats that I wear on campus is that of a peer wellness educator. It is my job on campus to promote healthy habits and by being given the opportunity to work with younger students, I will be able to coach a new generation in how to live healthy lifestyles.

Another great aspect of my fall semester is working with the student government on Staten Island. I will be taking on the responsibility of sophomore senator. This consists of aiding all students in their second year at St. Johns with any issues or concerns they might have.

Classes this year are going to be tough. I am taking a heavy workload in preparation for study abroad next semester. I know it will be rough, but I hope to get through it with a 3.3 GPA. I hope that during my 48 day schedule I find time to hang out with my fraternity and make new friends. We’ll see how it goes.

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