Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The 12 Days of ENF

By 2013 Most Valuable Student scholar and Elks Scholar Advisory Board member Nate Baker 

Nate Baker, 2013 MVS scholar sponsored by Tyrone, Pa., Lodge No. 212, is the freshman representative on the Elks Scholar Advisory Board and new to college life. Throughout his first year of college, we’ll be following Nate through monthly blog posts. Check back each month to see what new adventures Nate encounters during this first year at Cornell!

Finals are done, grades are in, and the semester is over. If you've been keeping up with me, my extracurricular endeavors, sports, two jobs, social life, and, oh yeah, that Cornell curriculum have been keeping me more than busy. Coming home was bittersweet. I said goodbye to all the incredible experiences and opportunities up on the hill, but welcomed my family, girlfriend, my new kitten, old friends, and the Christmas season back into my life. So, for my last post of 2013, I thought I'd leave readers with something a bit lighter.

Without further ado, I present you with The 12 Days of Christmas, an ENF version.

On the 12th day of Christmas, the ENF gave to me:

12 months of service,
11 states' stickers
10 Awesome stories
9 Youth programs
8 Scholars Advising
7 Trustees Leading
6 Hoop Shoot Winners
5 Ways to Give
4 Years in school
3 Cool pens
2 Top Awards
And a loving, caring Elks family!!

And for the last time in 2013, Happy Holidays to the Elks and let's have an even better 2014!!

Nate Baker
Freshman Elks Scholar Advisory Board Representative
2013 Most Valuable Student Scholar
Cornell University

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