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Reaching for the Stars

Senior Aimee Lynch is probably one of the most Christlike and humble girls on campus. She remains unassuming, while possessing an unusual mix of interpersonal and intellectual talents.

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Having had a strong interest in science from an early age, Lynch completed two summer internships at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center while still in high school. Even before attending Grove City College, she knew she wanted to minor in astronomy.

This semester, she’s taking Observational Astronomy, where she enjoys utilizing the campus observatory. “I love being able to identify constellations at night, and to be able to actually understand what is going on in the sky,” she enthuses.

As a communications major, Lynch also directs Lambda Pi Eta, the honorary for senior communication studies majors. In October 2015, the group hosted Anna Watson Carl, a GCC alum and author of The Yellow Table, an award-winning, Paris-inspired cookbook. According to Lynch, “the honorary is a great way for motivated students to get involved in the department and to have an avenue to put [their] ideas to work.”

Roomies First Day of School (002)Lynch has had plenty of practice being a leader. As an RA during her sophomore and junior years, she enjoyed great friendships with staff and students as well as the constant learning opportunities that came with the job. “Our weekly staff meetings were filled with interesting discussion, learning how to live reflectively, and affirming our first responsibilities to the Lord,” she reminisces. This year, although she misses being a resident assistant, she has decided to explore her other interests, one of which is learning Farsi.

With a passion for language, Lynch is considering graduate school for linguistics. She has also applied to the State Department’s competitive Critical Language Scholarship, where she aspires to further develop her Farsi skills in Tajikistan.

If that doesn’t pan out, she’s also applied to a study-abroad program in New Zealand and for a product innovator position at ThinkFun. “It’s exciting to think that I could be absolutely anywhere a year from now!” she says. “I know that it can often be stressful for seniors to try to decide where to go after graduation, but I am enjoying the process of brainstorming right now and I know that the Lord has it all planned out already.”

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