Claire Benedict
Claire Benedict
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Ada, Michigan
High School: Forest Hills Eastern
Events: Hurdles, Jumps
Major: Chemistry & Spanish

MIAA Academic Honor Roll (2020)

Why did you choose Hope College? In a sentence I feel like I can become more myself at Hope. It compliments my values spiritually, intellectually, and communally. 

What is your favorite pregame meal or snack? And why? Since I ran cross country in High School I always like a good pasta carbo-load the night before a meet. I also like mint Cliff Bars the day of and a ton of water to get me mentally and physically ready. 

What is your favorite movie and why? Inception and Interstellar, both by Christopher Nolan, are my favorite movies. They are both so trippy and really make you think. 

What is the best advice you’ve ever received? Related to track and cross country, the best advice I've received is to never look back. 

List a favorite Bible verse and why it is meaningful to you. Matthew 11:28-30 - This verse reminds me that I can bring my burdens to God and he will accept me as I am. It also reminds me that my God is a personal god, "humble in heart," and will walk with me, not above me. 

Please list any service opportunities you plan to be engaged with this year: Both on campus and off campus. (i.e. Mortar Board, CASA, Dance Marathon, Boys & Girls Club). Dance Marathon, Mortar Board, A Variety of Volunteering (I'm not sure yet though)