Incoming OSU freshman are assigned a book to read over the summer and this year’s selection was The Other Wes Moore-One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore. The book has gotten great reviews and is not a difficult read. It is about two kids with the same name who lived in the same decaying city. One went on to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison. This is a story of two boys and the journey of a generation.
The OSUAA provided our club 15 copies of the book so we could take part in the reading project. A group of club members met to discuss the book on November 15th at SportsBook. We had an interesting and lively discussion. We all agreed the book is a good choice for 18 y.o. and hopefully got them thinking about the lifelong consequences that can occur from making bad decisions. It was fun to get to know club members in a setting other than a noisy football game. We discussed ways to meet again and perhaps make a difference in the lives of Charleston folks. One idea was to spend a day with Habitat for Humanity. I want to thank the OSUAA for giving us this opportunity. It was a very enjoyable evening.