Finally I can take a big weight of my shoulders. I no longer have to keep my lips sealed on who I am voting for.
Throughout this journey, I got to know a good bit of future leaders of our profession. (In Dr. Clark terms, you can say I am "checking out my future competition"... lol!) Like last year, I have the pleasure to develop some friendships and professional relationships with a good bit of the candidates. But because I didn't go to the Student Conclave this school year, the Internet has become a medium where I get to know almost all the candidates. Overall, I have enjoyed the experience and I can't wait to meet some of you in AOTA this year.
To my friends who won- Great job! Congratulations! May this be an opportunity for you to showcase your OT leadership talents. You all will do great.
To my friends who missed the cut- Don't give up. Don't view this as a detour. Keep knocking on doors and there will be some that will be wide open for you.