The sun was shining brightly when I pulled into the Hercules High School parking lot this morning. I found my way to room 106, and was surprised to find many El Cerrito High School students already there. Sitting next to someone I didn't know was going to be harder than I anticipated.
I sat towards the back, and thankfully my chair was connected to my desk, for I was soon hit with an amazing amount of information, including blogging, photo editing, and laundry. I am a novice at all these things, though I have done my laundry before. However, I don't think my past strategy of throwing everything in the same load and hoping for the best will cut it at Penn.
During our short break, I got the chance to mingle with a few of the students I hadn't met before. Almost automatically, all the girls gathered together and we got to chat for a bit while the guys all sat on the other side of the room. I was again reminded what an accomplishment it is to be an ILCer, and I was very impressed with all the new people I met. I also got the chance to meet my chaperone again, this time in a much more casual setting. Chatting in a computer lab is definitely more relaxing than being interviewed.
All in all, the tutorial was incredibly informative and fun. I learned a ton, and every second just brought me more excitement about my summer at Penn. I really just can't wait any longer!