Bekah Blythe Blake

Bekah Blythe

Why did you choose to come to MSU? I chose to come to MSU because, of the eleven college campuses I visited, MSU was the place where I felt at home. Everyone I came into contact with was so nice and genuinely cared about me. The campus is beautiful, and I really enjoyed my time spent on campus. The biggest reason I chose MSU was because of the METP program. The METP program was unlike any other scholarship program I had heard about, and I was immediately intrigued. When I realized the experiences it offered, scholarship benefits, and amazing faculty who wanted to work with me, I was so excited. Being accepted into METP here at MSU confirmed my decision to come to Mississippi State, and that has been one of the best decisions I have ever made.

How has the METP program enhanced your college experience at Mississippi State? The METP program has enhanced my college experience in a number of ways. METP is a relatively small program, so everyone knows each other. I have several older students who have taken the same classes as I have and are more than willing to help me with anything I need. We have weekly METP meetings, and we get to hear from speakers about everything from time management to how to incorporate exercise into the classroom. We also have cross-campus visits with the METP group from Ole Miss every semester, where one group travels to the other campus and we spend time together and learn more about education in our world today. In a few years, I get to study abroad with METP, which is an unbelievable experience that I am so excited to participate in.

What are some of your on-campus involvements outside of METP? Outside of METP, I am a member of the Chi Omega sorority, Shackouls Honors College, and the Outdoor and Film Committee. I am also very involved in RUF, an on-campus student ministry, and I am a member of Saving Silhouettes, an organization which raises awareness on campus for sex trafficking and slavery all over the world.

Please share a funny moment/interesting fact about yourself.  I own 27 pairs of fuzzy socks.