Making a major decision


By Madison Bryant



Hobbton High graduate Madison Bryant, currently a junior at Agnes Scott College, was able to participate in the Fund For American Studies’ Capital Semester Program in Washington D.C. thanks to assistance from the Simple Gifts Fund.


As the first semester of my junior year comes to a close I reflect on last year when I learned I would be spending the spring living, learning and interning in Washington D.C.

With the help of the Simple Gifts Fund I was able to participate in The Fund For American Studies’ Capital Semester Program. Although I completed the political journalism program and thoroughly enjoyed interning at a media outlet, my public choice economics class was my favorite.

I entered the class nervous about the subject of economics because I knew it would require some math which is my one of my academic weaknesses. After a few weeks of class I quickly realized how economics can be used as a tool to better the lives of people throughout the world. For the first time I finally saw how I could use what I was learning to positively impact the world.

After completing my spring semester in D.C., I returned to Agnes Scott College this fall to make a major decision (pun intended). I have recently declared a major in International Relations with a concentration in trade and economics.

I am confident with my decision however it took lot of courage, faith and determination to major in something that challenges me yet inspires me so deeply. I’m sure I will be frustrated with equations, graphs and models throughout my journey, but I believe the rewards of economic literacy far outweigh the challenges with learning the discipline.

I’m so grateful for the Simple Gifts fund which allowed me to participate in such a wonderfully eye-opening experience like the Capital Semester Program that helped me make a major decision.

Madison Bryant is a Hobbton High School graduate.

By Madison Bryant

Hobbton High graduate Madison Bryant, currently a junior at Agnes Scott College, was able to participate in the Fund For American Studies’ Capital Semester Program in Washington D.C. thanks to assistance from the Simple Gifts Fund.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_madison-bryant.jpgHobbton High graduate Madison Bryant, currently a junior at Agnes Scott College, was able to participate in the Fund For American Studies’ Capital Semester Program in Washington D.C. thanks to assistance from the Simple Gifts Fund.

Madison Bryant is a Hobbton High School graduate.

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