Sunday, April 25, 2010
Jardiniere and the Brown Experience
This is my first and incredibly belated blog entry.
There has been a whirlwind of events since my acceptance into the ILC program and the creation of this blog, and between my internet-challenged self and everything I've had to do, I simply haven't had the chance to blog at all, but now, I am speaking up. Finally.
I have a feeling this ILC program is going to be one of the best things that happens to me in my high school life. I can't put into words how I felt when Ms. O'Brien approached me about this program. I spent hours on my essay, drawing inspiration from the women who changed my life the most, which was only appropriate, as I was applying for the Women and Leadership program at Brown.
The day I was accepted, I was ecstatic. I would be spending the middle of my summer, after a life-altering trip to Peru, in one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Needless to say, out of all the Ivy Leagues, Brown was always the one I felt most connected to.
And on Thursday night, I had the opportunity to meet with some of the people who made this program a reality at Jardiniere's. It was a wonderful dinner, and I was happy to sit with some amazing people.
I met a few amazing girls who I would be spending the summer with, at the same program I was attending. One girl, Guadalupe Morales, who gave me permission to call her Lupe, had a lot in common with me, including some of our dream colleges. My mother and I also had an amazing conversation with Antonio Medrano, a school board member who shared a passion for languages with me.
The dinner only solidified what I already knew- that this summer's program at Brown is the place for me, and I can't wait to go.