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I never thought of myself as someone who was interested in policy or governance. The rules and rhetoric always seemed to go over my head, and I found it difficult to hold my own in a conversation.

Because of this, it was quite a surprise to find myself applying for the Wisconsin student delegate scholarship. It promised a funded trip to the annual APTA House of Delegates and the opportunity for mentorship from the Wisconsin delegation through attending meetings, house sessions, and collaborative time.

I can't quite pinpoint what made me decide to apply, but the next thing I knew I was writing my essay for the application during finals week, when a chance that procrastination could have been a factor.

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