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#MyMagisMessage: Reilly Haas '22

Our #MyMagisMessage for the week comes from Reilly Haas, a junior Sports Administration and Business major from Cincinnati, OH!

At which service sites / community partners have you served or been a student liaison?

I have served with Hope Alliance Church, LMM Men's Shelter Current Events, St. Francis Elementary School.

If you had to state your life mission off the top of your head, in one sentence, what would it be?

My life mission is to live like you have nothing to lose, work as if you have something to prove, and love one another until the end.

When I reflect on what magis means, my mind thinks about leaving the world better than you found it. Each one of us has our own unique blueprint of strengths and weaknesses. The diverse set of talents we each possess can be used to make a difference in our world. I work on living out the magis by performing small acts of kindness, especially when it's challenging.

Like many of you, this year started out in an unexpected way. Embracing these different circumstances has helped me work at becoming a better version of myself. Since August, I have been assistant coaching high school cross country. This type of service has been challenging but also extremely rewarding. As a coach, I've discovered the importance of pushing people to do their best while also creating a welcoming environment that fosters growth. This type of service places an emphasis on doing service for and with others. Teaching the girls how to become better runners though technique or skills has been enjoyable, but it has not been the most rewarding part. What I'll cherish most is the relationships I've developed with each girl. Learning about who each girl is and pushing them to become the best version of themselves has been the most rewarding part.

No two people are the same. The differences we all possess can be used to make a difference, big or small; we just have to believe it. Service helps me leave the world better than I found it and pushes me to become the best version of myself!


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