My name is Ben Honeycutt, and I like Dr. Pepper, Border Collies, and Writing. I am an incredibly random person, and have wanted to become a writer since reading Beverly Cleary’s Dear Mr. Henshaw over my first grade year.

I was energetic from an early age.

I am currently writing a novel entitled, Bleak, which, in many ways, I have been constructing since I was eleven years old. Surrounding the complex issue of bullying, it is my hope that this novel tells a brutal, realistic story from the eyes of the bullied. My ultimate dream is to become a writer who is the voice for those who otherwise would not have one.

Over the course of my senior year, I conducted a social experiment where I attended school with absolutely crazy hair. (Among other poor fashion decisions) This experience has been an incredible inspiration as I construct “Bleak.”

Another major part of my life can be found in my involvement with Open World. In 2010, a fellow high school senior and I started this project to send two laptops and internet access to the SAV School, a rural village in Bageshwori, Nepal.

The laptops have now been fully integrated into the student’s curriculum.

However, what began as a simple high school project has become an effort that has reshaped my entire life. The project has now become a fully fledged organization that hopes to bring school buildings with running water and electricity to the children of the SAV School.

We hope to change the world for these children in Nepal!

I am currently a Sophomore at the University of Kansas, and I would not be close to the person I am today without the guidance of my parents.

These incredible people are the most important in my life. 🙂

Majoring in Secondary English, I hope to one day help students find and cultivate their passions, a gift that incredible teachers have given to me.

Thank you to Ms. Darnell, a lifechanging teacher who reshaped my life and continues to inspire me to this day.

Even if I never attain my dream of becoming a published author, I would love to be able to one day inspire those in a classroom here or halfway around the world!Find out more about Open World here:

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