Being a twelve-hour drive away from the place I spent my whole life, Delta Zeta you are my home. Being an only child who never had someone to call a sibling, Delta Zeta you gave me sisters, and having a place I can run to with utter joy and in complete despair, Delta Zeta you are my haven. Never had I imagined that joining a sorority would give me the opportunities to be the person I have become. Delta Zeta you have given me the opportunity to be a leader, a light, a little and big sister. Because of what you have given me, I can only try to repay my debt. I have spent moments in our house and with my sisters that are irreplaceable in my heart and relationships have been formed that will last a lifetime. Out of all the amazing things you have put in my life, you have been especially generous in one way in particular, my big sister, Megan Welker. You knew what you were doing Delta Zeta, when I spoke to her during recruitment and when she held my sign on bid day, because from that moment, we were inseparable. You knew you gave me my forever best friend, someone to look up to, a bond that cannot and will not be broken. It is a privilege to call every single one of the girls in the house my sisters. I am surrounded by athletes, intellectuals, and the future leaders of America. DZ you have given every single one of us the opportunity to thrive. It is because of you, and my sisters pushing me that I have achieved jobs, leadership positions, involvement beyond anything I could have dreamed. You have taken a girl who never thought much of herself, who had three friends in high school and turned me into someone who is achieving goals beyond what anyone thought was possible. Being only a sophomore I know have much more opportunity to grow and blossom, but I am forever blessed to have been planted in Delta Zeta.
Julia Lynn Cornejo