Avital Shimon

Monday, 21 January, 2019 - 2:47 pm

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Hometown: Marietta

Class Year: 2022

Major: Public Relations with a minor in Apparel and Textiles

Chabad Board Position: Communications & Logistics Chair

Can you tell us your favorite part of college thus far?

Meeting a bunch of new people and learning about myself. I have enjoyed exploring different options for my future while still being able to follow my passions, for example color guard.

What do you find the most difficult aspect of being a college student versus a high school student?

There is more responsibility and independence when it comes to college, so I have to make sure that I continue to stay on task with my schoolwork.

You are very passionate about fashion; tell us who your fashion icon is?

I have two fashion icons who I look up to everyday: Kate Spade and Betsey Johnson. They are both unique fashion designers who are not scared to create something out of their comfort zone. They both add so much creativity and inspiration to the fashion world.

You are a very active member of Chabad on campus and on the board; can you tell us what inspired you to get involved with Chabad?

I have always loved being able to be a part of an organization where I can share my ideas and help the organization grow. Being a freshman at Kennesaw, I didn’t know many people. Through Chabad, I was able to meet a bunch of people who are now like family to me. I consider Chabad my home away from home. The environment is so warm and inviting that you can’t help but smile. 

How would you describe the atmosphere at a Chabad event?

The environment is warm, lively, inviting, and exciting. 

Why would you encourage Jewish students on campus to come out to Chabad events?

I encourage students to come to Chabad events because they will never leave hungry and they will leave the event having met a new group of people that they can call family. 

What is your favorite Jewish holiday or tradition?

Rosh Hashanah, because I get to be with my family and start a new year. One of my favorite traditions during this holiday is going with my family and our rabbi to a local nursing home where we sing songs together. The rabbi blows the shofar and says a prayer for the people who were unable to attend the services.

Tell us about your marching band experience at KSU.

I have loved being a part of the KSU Marching Owls. Color guard was an activity I did throughout high school, so I was very happy that KSU had a color guard as well. It made the moving-in process easier because it's something I am very familiar with. I attended all the home games to cheer on and support the football team, and performed half-time shows. One of my favorite days was the SunTrust Park game, because the team went into five overtimes and the crowd was going wild. It was amazing to see so much school spirit. Performing is something I love to do because it allows me to express myself and be someone others can look up to. 

What is your favorite Jewish Food?

Brisket with tahini and couscous! 

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