TROY — Troy High School senior Megan Osman has earned quite a few titles over the course of her high school career, but now has another one: winner of Young Woman of Tomorrow award.
Osman explained the award goes to one person between the ages of 18 and 25. She was nominated by Cheryl Bender, who she worked with through Clubhouse at the St. Patrick’s Church location.
“I do a lot of programs,” she said. “When I was in fifth grade I started working with Idea Factory. We had a lot of programs in it — Young Women of Distinction, Reading Buddies, I started a program called Mathletes, and that ended when I started as a high school freshman.”
It was then she started working under Bender’s direction as the intern at Clubhouse. Three years later she still helps Clubhouse out as a day leader.
Osman’s resume is extensive, including volunteering with the St. Patrick Soup Kitchen, giving her time to the United Rehabilitation Services in Dayton, serving as a tutor for Reading Buddies at Concord Elementary School in Troy, and performing for events around Troy including the Consider the Poor dinner hosted by Partners in Hope and Taste of Troy.
” I’m involved in choir, National Honor Society and Key Club, but I definitely think I work more out in the community,” she said.
Currently she is looking into four potential universities to attend after graduating this upcoming May. By profession Osman is a songwriter, so she is looking into songwriting or music business as a major.
“I want to go as far as I can in my career in music,” she said. “I’ve been playing guitar since I was nine, singing forever, and writing when I was 12.”
Osman described herself as someone who loved working with people in all aspects of her life, whether it be the kids at Clubhouse or disabled individuals. She sees herself working with kids in her future career.
“I’m a dreamer, and I think everyone should dream,” she said. “I think that’s important in life. If you have a goal, you can dream about and you can wish about it, but you have to take an action to make sure it happens.”
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