Saturday, November 6, 2010

Best of Both Worlds

Hey, everyone! 

Sorry it has taken me so long to finally post on the blog. I guess I'll first start by telling you a little bit about myself.

 I am a Special Education major from Plantation, Florida, a small city near Fort Lauderdale. I have two younger sisters and a younger brother, as well as a cat, a dog, and a guinea pig. I love chocolate chips, peanut butter, the color purple, hoodies, cheerwine, balooga whales, disney movies (especially Beauty and the Beast), and baseball. Yes, I am a HUGE baseball fan, and even though I'm all the way in Charlotte, I will ALWAYS root for the Florida Marlins. I want to teach for Teach for America after I graduate, and then eventually enlist in the Peace Corps for at least two years. That's the plan anyway. Hmmmmm... What else??? I'm currently obsessed with the new Taylor Swift album, Speak Now, I was a baton twirler in high school, I can't walk too well in high heels, I tend to trip a a lot, I'm in the process of learning how to moon walk, I like to say the alphabet backwards as fast as I can, and I love my friends...obviously :)

Coming to Charlotte was a really big transition for me because I had never really been away from home for very long. Going to Wyoming, though, for twenty-five days really helped with the separation. I still miss my family more than anything, but I have a "college family" here with some of the greatest people I have ever known.

For me, being a Levine Scholar means that you really get the best of both worlds. We are just like any other college freshmen. We walk to class in the rain at 8:00 in the morning when we'd much rather be sleeping, we play intramural sports ( the Levine football team is awesome), we cheer for the 49er's at sports events, we go to movies, we join clubs and other organizations that interest us, and we study/hang out/laugh/relax with friends on the hall. However, we are also blessed with so many additional opportunities that some of the other scholars have already talked about.

Earlier today, for example, we had lunch with the advisory board for our program. There were many community leaders there who all came to hear our input on the program and see what we've done so far. It was so cool to meet these leaders from all over the community who have already made a significant impact in Charlotte. And lunch was pretty yummy too...

Here are some pictures from various things that we've been up too. Thanks for taking time to read this blog. Hope you enjoyed it :)

                                                                                                          Photo Credit: Caroline Brewer

My attempt at an inspirational half-time speech for our football game. I have the best teammates!

The girls are going out for dessert at Amelie's and NoDa Night :)

                                                                                    Photo Credit: Cassady Tetsworth

Our entire hall decided to order Chinese food for the night!

                                                                                                                    Photo Credit: Christina Neitzey
Christina, Cassady, and I cheering on the Panthers!

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