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Meet the Intern: Henry Borum

Henry was born in Annapolis, Maryland, but has since grown up in LaGrangeville, New York. He graduated from Arlington High School in 2014. While a student there, he was active in the Arlington Soccer program as well as the Debate Club and the Arlington Model Congress.


Coming from a largely military family, he was strongly influenced to join the military. Henry attended Boston College for his freshman and sophomore years on an Army ROTC scholarship. He decided to pursue ROTC in conjunction with his twin brother, who attended Boston College as well. Boston College was a great, broadening experience for Henry, but after two years he sought an educational experience that fir him better. This is what he found when he and his brother transferred to Marist College for their junior years in Fall of 2016. Shortly after arriving on campus, Henry knew that this was the place for him. The study of history, continuing ROTC, and the relationships that he’s made have made Marist a positive experience.

When Henry is not studying history, or waking up too early to run around campus, he loves playing video games. He has three different game consoles in his dorm room for purposes of variety, although he is partial to PlayStation over Xbox. Henry is also fairly confident that he is the world’s greatest Red Hot Chili Peppers fan, and counts seeing them in concert as one of his biggest accomplishments. One would not be surprised with what he picks for the next song on a long road trip.

Although he played basketball and soccer throughout high school, Henry’s favorite sport is football. As a Giants fan, the 2018 season has been a true test of faith. Loving to spend time with his family, Henry enjoys being close to home at Marist, as well as living with his brother at school.

Now a senior, and in the ROTC program, Henry is set to graduate, as well as commission into the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Spring of 2018. He will become an active duty Air Defense Artillery Officer. At this point in time, a career in the Army is what he aspires to. However, beyond that, Henry is interested in incorporating the possibilities of graduate school, or law school as means to diversify his education and further his career. His background in history gives him a strong skill set and basis of knowledge for a wide range of opportunities that he may wish to take advantage of.

No matter what the future holds for Henry as an individual, he hopes that he can be a leader and provide service to the benefit of others.

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