The Cormier Honors College has provided many me with many opportunities to connect with other Honors students at Longwood. Beginning with the August 2015 Honors Retreat, my first friends at Longwood were other Honors students. At the start of my first semester, I joined the Honors Student Association (HSA) and became a distinguished member. Outside of its regular meetings, HSA allowed me to connect with students through fun activities like apple picking, visiting an escape room in Richmond, and volunteering on the Fall 2015 Service Retreat. Many of the Honors students I got to know at through these events remain some of my closest friends at Longwood today.