There is something wonderful and great after the huge hill you climb. It may look like a mountain, but there is something after and it gets better.
For some, going to college and picking a major is hard. For others, they know what they want to pursue for years before they have reached college. Katheryn Rice was one who knew what she wanted early on. With a huge love for music and helping others, it was not hard for her to discover that she could major in K-12 music education, vocal and instrumental at Concordia. “I have always known that music was an important part of my life. Even from an early age I was always performing a dance or singing to my parents.”
“I chose Concordia primarily for the academics and knowing that this is one of the best schools to go to for both music and teaching,” said Katheryn. Applying at the end of her junior year of high school, she knew for a while that she wanted to teach and sharpen those skills further at Concordia. Helping people figure things out and conveying information to them are things Katheryn has felt called to do as part of her vocation.
“There is something wonderful and great after the huge hill you climb. It may look like a mountain, but there is something after and it gets better.” Moving to college is a huge transition for a lot of people, and Katheryn emphasizes how important it is to be involved and to let those who are freshmen, or soon-to-be freshmen, know that it can be rough but the growth you will do is all worthwhile.
Katheryn is on the dance team, but not for a scholarship. Purely because it is something she has always enjoyed, and it is a way she can express herself. She is also involved in the Cantamus women’s choir and the university concert band where she plays clarinet. “It is never too late to start being involved. Even into junior or senior year, there is no better time than now to get involved on campus.”