Meet Resean Aries Lane, Claflin University’s Mr. Junior and new Herc Scholar

GPA: 3.59
Hometown: Hopkin, South Carolina
Major: Middle-Level Education
Classification: Junior
Career goal: Ultimately to become a divorce court judge
Motto: “Never settle for less when there is a grand opportunity to be great.”

Congratulations to Resean Lane, a junior education major with a minor in Psychology from Claflin University. Resean is very active on campus, involved in multiple organizations and programs all while maintaining a job.  Read more about Resean below, in his own words.

My name is Resean Aries Lane from Columbia, South Carolina. I am a junior attending Claflin University with a 3.59 GPA, My major is Middle-Level Education and Psychology minor. I have a Cosmetology license and work at Long Nails, I am privileged to have the opportunity to apply for membership into such a distinguished scholarship: Tom Joyner Foundations. My interest in your scholarship stems from my passion for educating and counseling people.

During my freshman year, I participated in the South Carolina State University’s Marching 101 Band Color Guard. I received an award for most likely to be a superstar, most improved color guard and an academic award for the Dean’s List. At the Freshman College on campus, without request and obligations; I assisted the faculty and staff with major assignments that are requested of me. During my sophomore year, I took pride in my community by serving as the coach for the Lower Richland High School Marching Band Color Guard. With my assistance, we have won two competitions for best color guard and dance line. Currently, I coach for my dance team called the Fenomenal Dancers. I have two teams: a junior team (ages 6-12) and a senior team (ages 13+). Also, I am a member of Everyone for Equality. This organization is a safe haven for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students on campus to fellowship with other students. In addition to being a coach and a member, I serve as a student leader who represents the male population for the class of 2020. I am the Junior Class King,

As a matter of fact, my contribution to many organizations and work ethics has improved my leadership qualities such as confidence, patience, teamwork, enthusiasm, reliability, and trustworthiness. Which allows me to become a strong and more advanced leader each year. Each of these qualities has served as tools to accomplish my goals and career path as well. In the beginning, my goal is to be a first generation college graduate in my family; by 2020 with honors and debt free. After graduating with my Bachelor’s Degree in Education, I will be teaching math and history at a middle school. I aspire to be a distinguished educator who influences youth to be devoted leaders of their communities. Later on, I plan to attend South Carolina State University and graduate with my Master’s Degree in Counseling. I will specialize in family, marriage or guidance counseling. Eventually, I plan to attend the University of South Carolina and graduate with my law degree. Ultimately, I will specialize in family law, in hopes of becoming a judge for a divorce court.

The reason why I chose this career path, because of the influential people in my life and my personal experience dealing with family counseling and family court. I grew up in a single family household; raised by my beloved grandmother and my phenomenal mother. Throughout my trials and tribulations, my grandmother, mother and I fought the status quo against other families in Family Court. Complaining about my problems is one thing but find a solution to them this another. After the resolution of the disputes, my mother and I had been involved in family counseling. Honestly, being involved in family counseling had been very beneficial and enlightening to my family. The counseling sessions improve our communication, empathy, and respect for one another.

All things considered, my life motto is to never settle for less when there is a grand opportunity to be great. I believe that my leadership skills and experiences will be able to not only reach my lifelong goals but serve as a great representation of your scholarship. My willingness to serve, lead, be a team player, and most importantly to educate are qualities that set me apart and not only make me a great leader but a great person. I hope that each of these qualities are acknowledged and will serve as positive attributes in your decision making. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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