As the 20-Time projects have progressed for a few weeks, students are focusing on their main goals for their project as well as tracking their project. Many students choose to use their time to acquire a special skill set, such as learning a new instrument, but several students this year have chosen to taken a more unconventional route where the project may have a more societal purpose.
Junior Vrushangi Shah chose to start a culture club she hopes will bring students together.
“I just want people to appreciate and be aware of the beautiful cultures that there are in the world,” Shah said. “We go to Dow and there are so many people from different countries and you know I feel like there’s little pockets of them, where there’s like a group of kids from India, there’s like a group of kids from China, from Japan, and then so on and so forth. I just want to be able to bring them together, I guess you can say, and just kind of unify them.”
Shah believes that upstarting a club requires dedication, drive and strong leadership skills, and she believes she has plenty of leadership experience that can contribute to her club’s success.
“I just hope to use the skills I have learned with student leadership and apply them to this club, and I just want people to appreciate and be aware of the beautiful cultures that there are in the world,” Shah said.
To see Shah’s 20-time blog, click here.
By Anna Mylvaganam