Joseph Max Harris

In 2012, I graduated high school with a GPA of 2.0 and made some poor life choices. I can only describe myself as a disenchanted teenager who fell between the cracks. With my bad grades and unruly conduct, I came to feel like a failure. Growing from my previous poor decisions has helped me become the person I am today. The future looked grim until I found Sandhills Community College, and everything changed.

I have a 3.9 GPA, I am treasurer of the SGA and the N4CSGA, I write articles for the student newsletter, and I am president of the Rotaract club. Becoming involved has taught me the value of public service and that my passion in life lies in the field of business. Now, I am ready to transfer to a four-year university. Needless to say, I did not get where I am today alone. My parents and the people at Sandhills have been absolutely essential in these changes in my life. My mother once told me this quote, and it has helped guide me, "What the caterpillar sees as the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly." My story is a testament to the fact that anyone can change the direction of his or her life in two short years.