Create Your Own Story

The University of New Hampshire wants to highlight student success stories. One way of doing this has been through the Create Your Own Story initiative which features students who, in their own way, have strived to make the most of their time at UNH. Each of their stories are different, yet they all share a common theme - a deep desire to claim their education.

The purpose in sharing these stories is to encourage other students to approach their time at UNH with intention, curiosity, and personal drive. Hopefully by reading some of these stories, others will be inspired to make the most of their time here and create new stories that are rich, interesting, and unique.

The 2021 CYOS nomination process is officially underway. The submission deadline is Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Be sure to review the FAQ sheet below and click button below to begin the nomination form. Questions? Please contact Curt Kenoyer, CYOS Committee Chair.

CYOS FAQ

Nomination Form

 

Award Recipients

  • Parker Armstrong
    CYOS 2019-2020 Award Recipient
    "You learn more from when you fail than when you succeed. It teaches you empathy."
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  • Chase Retrosi
    CYOS 2019-2020 Award Recipient
    "Push yourself to an experience that you’re not 100 percent sure about. Worst possible scenario is that you have a great story to tell. Best possible scenario is that it could change your life forever."
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  • Rachel Avery
    CYOS 2019-2020 Award Recipient
    "I’m compelled by the drive to know our history and the people who’ve come before us, and to know about the people whose voices have been erased."
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  • Michael Newell
    CYOS 2019-2020 Award Recipient
    “My advice to younger students is to get involved; that’s how I found my community."
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  • Shadi Zamani
    CYOS 2019-2020 Award Recipient
    “I knew that the path I chose would be emotionally difficult,” says Shadi of her decision to earn a college degree in the U.S. She couldn’t have known exactly how difficult it would be.
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