Why Virginia Tech?
As students all around me stressed while filling out applications and going on college visits nearly every weekend, I sat still with a peace that surpassed all of my understanding. Maybe it was because both of my parents went to Tech. Or that I spent many a summers growing up at my grandparents farm in southwest Virginia. Or that I committed my life to Jesus sitting atop the Blue Ridge Mountains when I was 15. But even with all those securities, there wasn`t really an answer. The closest thing I had to an answer was that God had given me a burning desire and passion to go to Virginia Tech. By following the words he had continued to place on my heart, I applied to Tech early decision in 2008, with the poem above as my written statement. Within months I received a letter telling me I had been accepted. My parents and I cried tears of joy, we both knew this was the place for me. And so that was that. I let Tech know I was coming and from that point on there was never a doubt. Tech has been a constant joy, even with the trials it has brought. I can`t wait to tell you more about what the Lord has done, is doing, and desires to do on this campus and in my life.