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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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