My middler year I had to take Calculus and I was seriously dreading it. The first day of the semester I walk into class and immediately recognize you. We hadn’t met in person yet, but we both pretended like we knew exactly who the other was (something we still laugh about). You are the reason why I did so well in that class. Not only did you have the patience to go over each lesson and study with me, but you gave me the confidence in myself that I needed going into every exam. I never thought I would say this, but I am so grateful for that Calculus class because it brought such a wonderful person into my life.
From that class forward, I’ve only watched you to continue to grow and shine. From our long talks in the dining hall to spilling nail polish all over my rug while watching the Super Bowl, you have constantly inspired me and pushed me to be my best self. You are one of the most driven people I know. From school, to the gym, to co-op and everything in between, you are always giving your best. You understand what it’s like to be a true friend. You balance being fun, caring, reliable, trustworthy, inspirational, the list goes on. You stand up for what is right and make sure everyone feels included. At the same time, as much as you stick up for others, you stick up for yourself and I think that is what I admire most about you. Since I have known you, you have taught me so much about fighting for what you deserve. You are never one to over step, but in times when things are really important to you, you put your heart and soul into making things right. You are fair and you are kind and your heart is always in the right place. I am so grateful to have someone as well-rounded and whole-hearted as you are as a friend. Catherine, exemplify the four tiers of Kappa Delta and I am so proud to call you my sister and to have you represent our chapter. Thank you for everything you do. You are an amazing, unique, beautiful person and I hope that you realize the true capacity of all that you deserve, because I know you are going to change the world.
All my love in AOT,