Who Am I?

June 14, 2024
Sarah Begun

Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States

Class of 2026

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I am my father's daughter. Laughing at the wrong times, standing awkwardly in crowded rooms, and showing empathy to mostly everyone I meet. His words echo in my actions, reminding me to go into each day with a heart full of kindness and being okay with embracing the unknown.

I am Jewish. My culture and connection to God flow through me with passion and dedication to Judaism. The traditions, the prayers, the community—they have all helped to shape my identity.

I am a leader. For the past two years, I served on my chapter board, and now regional as well as so many other leadership opportunities I’ve been given. Everything has molded me into the leader I am today, every opportunity and every challenge. I've learned how to inspire, to listen, to stand firmly in my beliefs, and to help others with compassion and rising up.

I am a human. I make mistakes and I learn from them. I talk just to talk and I meet new people every day even if I know I will never see them again. I have triumphs and I have failures, moments big and small that have taught me to be humble, brave, and curious about the world around me.

I am influenced by every single person I have ever met. Whether it be the 75-year-old woman I briefly walked past on a random day ten years ago or my best friend, whom I talk to every single day. I've learned about love and empathy and so much more from everyone I've ever met.

I am filled with stories and experiences. Each interaction, no matter how brief or long, has left a permanent mark on me. Whether it be the kindness of strangers or the wisdom from my parents; all of these moments have shaped me into a person who sees the world through a different view every single day and appreciates both the small and big things of life.

Sarah Begun is a BBG living in Cherry Hill, New Jersey who plays bass guitar, and lacrosse.

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