The past two weeks have been pretty busy for me. I arrived
back at school early for LAMP (Leading and Mentoring Peers) training. As a LAMP
my job for the first semester is to help new students adjust to college
life. Meanwhile, I’m trying to readjust to being at school.
The first Sunday back LAMPs, Ambassadors and some of the
athletes helped new freshmen move in to their dorms. It was refreshing to meet
some new faces after being at home all summer. I found out this past summer that
most of my friends from high school have moved away from the Tampa Bay area or are
extremely difficult to find. So, this summer I spent a lot of time with my family.
Which is not a problem, I’ll have you know! It was great to see my friends back
at school and make some new ones.
The first week I spent meeting with my group, discussing
Judson and answering lots of questions. Classes started that Wednesday, so I
also spent plenty of time in class, tweaking my schedule and getting all of my
The first Friday of fall semester the students of Judson
College get together for an afternoon of volunteer work. Students get to choose
from several projects and then head to the site with their groups (this year I
helped clean up the graveyard, home of the pretty little guy in the photo). It’s
a great chance to help out in the community and get to know other students. I
hope it also serves as an encouragement for everyone to help in future projects
in Marion and Perry County.
This week my classes started picking up speed. I’m sorry if
every time you’ve seen me this week my nose was buried in a book. I am happy
with my classes though. My teachers all do a good job of making information
interesting, even physics!
Next week the sophomores start Pageant practice. Time for me
to start making some signs for my little sister.
FYI: Pageant is a play that the junior-soph class puts on
every year for their big sister class. The Jr/Sophs are supposed to keep the
play a secret from seniors but that doesn’t stop some of us from trying to find