It started with a quick run across the Hercules High parking lot in search for room 106. I thought I was going to be the first one there due to the lack of cars, but I was wrong. As I opened the door, there were already 4 or 5 students getting their high school IDs scanned by Don Gosney. As I sat and waited, I had the opportunity to get meet some other ILCers. I learned that some have already gone through the process, and for others it was their first time.
The tutorial started with each of us giving a simple introduction of ourselves, which consisted of our name, school, and school we will be attending.
Then business started. Don Gosney talked about the basics and gave us notes about the whole tutorial. Laundry and Blogging were the topics I paid the most attention to, mostly because I have done neither of the two. The hands-on blogging was very helpful, now what is left is the hands-on laundry work, which I will practice a couple times before I leave for Penn.
Throughout the meeting we had short breaks to stretch and to talk with each other. I found this time equally as valuable as the information Don Gosney was giving us. The people who had already done the process talked about their previous experiences, such as how good the ice cream at Columbia is. I felt that towards the end of our final break we were becoming one and not a bunch of shy young adults sitting away from each other.
At the end, Madeline Kronenberg, Charles Ramsey, and Don Gosney told us about how we will now have to act as ambassadors of our communities, the WCCUSD, and the Ivy League Connection.
Now that I have had the opportunity to meet half of the 2012 ILCers, I can’t wait to meet the other half.