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Josh Hall

Feature Story: Josh Hall

Big ideas start small. With a graduating high school class of 13, Josh Hall is the embodiment of it.

His journey to do something great began by researching colleges. After much deliberation, Josh decided on Clarke for its six-year physical therapy program.

Josh said he enjoys how Clarke forces him to grow up and do things on his own. That can certainly be said about meeting friends, where he has little trouble. 

“It’s been totally legitimate. I went sledding with a guy from California who had never been sledding and sometimes go out randomly at 1 a.m. Why? It’s just fun. We don’t cause too much trouble.”

He learned more about his new friends at “This I Believe,” a NPR-inspired event for first-year students to share personal stories. Josh found some lighthearted, others deeply inspiring. That includes personal tales about eating disorders, violence and death – all told through the eyes of his vulnerable classmates.

“The stuff people shared was so touching. I really think Clarke’s family atmosphere makes people feel comfortable,” he said.

But Josh’s story is just beginning. He plans to use his health sciences background to help those that have the least. “Third world country trips would be awesome,” he said.

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MORE ABOUT JOSH:

CLASS YEAR
2014

HOMETOWN
Des Moines, IA

MAJOR
Athletic Training with Physical Therapy

CLARKE ACTIVITIES
Clarke Organization of Student Physical Therapist, Clarke Athletic Training Society, Gentlemen of Clarke, Students Against Violence Everywhere, Admissions Tour Guide

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