Ohio State welcomes 8,000 freshman with pomp & circumstance

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COLUMBUS, OH (WCMH)– Nearly every member of the 2019 Ohio State University freshman class was born after the new millennium, but one of the first things they did together as a class was sing a more than 100 year old song: Ohio State alma mater “Carmen Ohio.”

“It felt pretty good,” disclosed Ohio State freshman Colin Mayfield. “It kind of brought our whole class together, which is cool.”

“It’ll be nice singing [Carmen] throughout the years that we’re here, also,” agreed classmate Taylor Lowmiller.

During his convocation speech, Ohio State President Dr. Michael Drake welcome the freshmen, who the university says is the most diverse and academically talented group they’ve ever had.

“They come from almost every state in the United States and many many countries. It’s a really diverse community of scholars, and we’re just excited to have them here on campus,” echoed Associate Dean of Students Dr. Matt Couch.

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Lowmiller and classmate Allie Huffman are following in their siblings’ footsteps.

“My sister when to Ohio State, so she’s been pushing me to go here, but once I came here, I really loved it,” Huffman explained.

“I’ve grown up an Ohio State fan, and my brother is a senior here, also,” said Lowmiller. “It’s been nice to follow him, and it’s just been my dream school. I’m just excited to be here, too.”

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