CYOS Spotlights

CYOS 2019-2020 Award Recipient
"You learn more from when you fail than when you succeed. It teaches you empathy."
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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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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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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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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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CYOS 2019-2020 Award Recipient
“My involvements at UNH have made me a positive influencer, a dancer, a leader, and a social justice warrior.”
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CYOS 2019-2020 Award Recepient
Zhuoying “Joy” Yang personifies her given name. Her passion for service to her community and those around her is palpable when she speaks, whether by encouraging friends to try something new that helps boost their confidence, or by sharing her gift of music with others.
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CYOS 2019-2020 Award Recepient
“When I started at UNH, I had so many things that I wanted to do,” says environmental engineering major Nicola Elardo ’20. While her outward demeanor is calm, cool and collected, Nicola’s high level of involvement has her hustling around campus each week, balancing her passions for music and…
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CYOS 2019-2020 Award Recepient
As an English Journalism major, Jordyn has written breaking news and stories for UNH’s student newspaper, The New Hampshire (TNH), participated in campus activism against street harassment, taken leaderships roles in Hillel, worked for the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP), and…
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CYOS 2019-2020 Award Recepient
As an art major, Kaitlyn Grant ’20 of Somersworth, New Hampshire, is, in some ways, learning the same things over and over — but not out of redundancy. Instead it’s part of an arts education that allows students to hone their skills and develop their personal style.
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