The Ways of Walking

By Sara Huffstetler

During my time as a student at Malone University I have taken many walks that have changed the course of my life. Whether it be the steps on the Appalachian Trail, the Morrison Trail, the doors to my first creative writing class, the climb up Seneca Rocks, or the driveway to my first apartment, I am constantly in joy of the next steps to be made. Today I am just as excited to walk through the doors of Keep Akron Beautiful as an intern and to step out as a graduate.

My name is Sara. I am a fifth year senior at Malone University majoring in Creative Writing and English, my minor is in outdoor leadership, and I have been a member of the outdoor club for three years. During my free time you will find me on my bicycle, hiking, or just walking through the nature center of Sandrun Metro Parks or stringing my hammock up in Kendall Park. Between my time spent in the parks and as a facilitator for outdoor programming I have come to understand, as John Muir once said, “Nature may heal and give strength to the body and soul”. It is through the conservation of our natural world and the pursuit of environmental stewardship that many individuals, like myself, are able to enjoy all of the life-giving properties that nature provides.

During my time as an intern for Keep Akron Beautiful I anticipate working with a group of individuals who are passionate and motivated in the fight for a clean community and preserving the beautification of Akron, Ohio through outreach, community involvement, and leading by example.

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