One Page at a Time: My MC Story

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Hey friends!

Emma here, and I have one of my favorite stories to share with you all! As an English Writing major, there are few things I love more than stories. The one I am telling today is pretty cool because it's my MC story!

The first chapter in this story happened in 2013, during my junior year of high school. Seventeen year-old me had no idea where I wanted to go to school. All I knew is that I wanted to get out of state and go to a Christian school that would prepare me for ministry.

Junior year Emma with my little brother Phillip, right when I first heard about MC

Junior year Emma with my little brother Phillip, right when I first heard about MC

Because I had basically no idea where to begin my college search, my parents signed me up for a college fair. As I wandered through the never-ending aisles of booths, I heard a voice enthusiastically shout "Hey! Has anybody checked out MC!? It's pretty cool if I do say so myself!" That voice belonged to my admissions counselor, the one and only Michael Wright. I honestly don't remember much of our conversation but Michael's hilarious personality and willingness to answer all of my questions drew me in, and I planned a visit for the fall. 

Here's a selfie I took just last week with Mike when I was hanging out in the Admissions Office. He's the real deal, just like my many chins.

Here's a selfie I took just last week with Mike when I was hanging out in the Admissions Office. He's the real deal, just like my many chins.

The next chapter in my MC story happened in the spring of my junior year when my mom and I visited campus for the first time. I don't remember much about this visit except that I told Michael I played the ukulele and within five minutes he had somehow found a ukulele and had me performing in front of the entire admissions office. The laid back and friendly atmosphere of campus increased my interest in MC and I planned another visit for the beginning of senior year.

Graduation...finally! My parents and I were pretty pumped that I was on my way to being a Choctaw!

Graduation...finally! My parents and I were pretty pumped that I was on my way to being a Choctaw!

Once I was back on campus senior year, I was sold. I sat in on a class in the Christian Studies department and heard the MC stories of a lot of students. In the end, MC was the only school I applied to, and each day I've been here has affirmed that the Lord has me exactly where I need to be. 

I wanted to get as plugged in as possible on campus, and so many doors have been opened for me here. From Chenoa Social Tribe to adding English Writing as another major to performing at Common Sounds, my MC story is full of so many incredible people and opportunities that the Lord has provided. 

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Right now I'm in the middle of sophomore year, halfway through my time at MC. My story is being written one page at a time, and I am proud to call MC my home for this season of life. 

So that's my MC story! If you're reading this than you have a story to tell...so take time to share it with someone! Thanks for letting me share part of mine with you!

Until next time,

Emma "the girl who played ukulele that one time in the admissions office" Reeves

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