I think this has been the most interesting weekend of the year!
It started off on Friday when I got to meet some really awesome Judson prospective students. Three girls that are looking at coming to Judson next year came to campus for scholarship day, and because of how far away they lived, they came up Friday afternoon. Since I am now a Judson Ambassador, they stayed with me. It was my first time having prospectives stay with me and, let me tell you, I learned real quick that my room was not designed for four people to live in... There were mattresses on the floor from one side of the room to the other and in order to get to the door, closet, or bathroom you had to climb over one of the mattresses. It was all cool, though. The three girls came together so they all knew each other, wanted to stay together and thought it was rather funny that I had such a small room. Despite the tight space, they were all very impressed with The Judson and I am hoping to see them next year.
Friday evening, after everyone got settled in, we went to a bonfire on campus hosted by Student Life. I have been to at least one other held on campus last year, but this one defiantly came out on top. Everyone was just having a good time socializing with each other and getting to know the prospectives that were already on campus and, eventually, we had a little bit of party time. We may not be able to sing or dance, but we had fun anyways.
Saturday was Scholarship Day and my duties as an Ambassador had me up bright and early. I was in Jewett by 7:45 a.m. to have my picture taken and then greet arriving students, welcome them to campus and answer any questions they might have. Once everyone was registered, they moved on to the first event on their itinerary and I went to get ready to head to the barn for our demonstration.
Our demonstration this time was Christmas themed and all of the riding classes performed a routine. It was great. I don't think I have ever seen people decorate themselves and horses like Christmas in this way ever before. There was garland and bows everywhere!
When the demonstration was over I got to hang out with my dad and step sisters who came up to watch me ride. It was the first time they have seen me ride since I have been at Judson. We went out and had dinner(ish) ---it was only 3 in the afternoon---. After dad headed home I hung out with my JC friends in the dorm lobby. After everyone else had dinner we went and saw the play that the drama department was putting on, Eldela Lizard and Pekena. It was cute, but I was glad it was kind of short because I got to watch the second half of the Bama game with my other JC friends.
When the game was over we all realized we were hungry so we made a quick trip to Hardee's and then sat in the parking lot and ate while a couple of the people in our group provided the entertainment, dancing and singing to the music playing in the car.
Today, I got up around 11 and then went to T-town with some of the girls that I have become friends with this year. We went out to eat and then headed to the University of Alabama's quad where they were having a quidditch tournament. Yeah, thats right quidditch, like the game they play in the Harry Potter movies! All of the players ran around the field on broom sticks and they had a person dressed in all yellow to be the Snitch. The Snitch could run all over campus and the Seeker had to chase them all over campus. It was amazing.
Then we went to kick a soccer ball around with friends of the girls I was with. Ok... I SAT and watched the rest of THEM play soccer. It is not my fault that I have friends that are soccer players and that I am in no way athletic. I can ride a horse and that is about the extent of my athletic ability.
We are now back at Judson, well, we have been here for about 2 hours, and are working on homework and getting ready for another week.
The best part of the weekend was simply that I was able to hang out with friends, get to know some of my friends better, and make some new friends.