abundanceofjessicas said: What kind of grades and things did you have in high school?
I would say mostly in the A range (92-100) with mostly 96-100s in senior and junior year, maybe a few 91s or 90s in freshman or sophomore year. I also took a lot of upper level courses (‘Honor’ courses at my high school) and AP courses (if you plan to go to JHU, know that English AP tests won’t give you any credits, but they may be good to take to prepare a little for English/writing courses at JHU).
I was also salutatorian (2nd in class), but my high school wasn’t really competitive. Many of the kids I graduated with were more focused on working right after high school or going to the closest community college. I also managed to be in a lot of after school clubs, so I’m sure that helped me get in, too.
I hope I answered all you were asking!
Anonymous said: what's your major? :)
Well, I’m only a freshman now, so technically I’m still undeclared.
I’m hoping to do a double major with Writing Seminars and German. :)
JHU’s Gospel Choir Fall semester concert
December 9th, 2012
I went to the concert yesterday for a friend (who’s in the choir), and it was a nice concert.
December 9th, 2012
Lighting of the Quads
December 4th, 2012
I haven’t updated in a while, but nothing much actually happened.
It was mostly just work, work, and more work.
I will be uploading some pictures in a minute or two, however.
I did go, mostly because it sounded like it was going to be fairly big and fun. I was never really too enthusiastic about pep rallies in high school, but they were always mandatory and on one of the hottest days in the metal bleachers. There were games to sign up for, music, and we got to watch teachers be pied in the face. So I guess I was expecting more.
It was kind of boring (it probably would have been better if my friends had gone too). The cider wasn’t all that great, the caramel apples were good albeit a bit poorly executed, the games were the kind of games you get to play in your backyard, and the band (or at least part of the band) showed up to play. There weren’t too many people there overall, and a lot of people weren’t playing games.
So I left fairly early on. I would have left earlier if not for some people sitting next to me and randomly talking to me (that seems to happen a lot - do I really look that lonely?). I grabbed dinner, but then it began to rain. By the time I got back to my dorm, it was pouring outside, so I didn’t even go to the game after all.
So A for effort. I’ll probably go again next year if only for the caramel apples.