My parents are divorced and I am an only child so it has always been my Mom and me. Whenever anyone at college meets my Mom, the first thing they tell me is that my Mom and I look alike. Not only do we look alike but we act the same too. My mom is very independent and very supporting. Whenever I have a problem she always tells me that I have to figure it out on my own now but always helps me. I know she will always be there for me. My favorite part about our relationship is that we can laugh together about most anything.
I actually really loved high school. It was a lot of work and very stressful but I loved a lot of my teachers and all of my high school friends. In high school two of my favorite things were the Girls Varsity Swim Team and some of the volunteer work I did. The swim team was like my second family and I loved the connection I had with the girls and my coaches. I volunteered in my second grade teacher’s classroom in grades 11 and 12. I loved spending time with the kids and helping them with things from math facts to tying their shoe laces. My inspiration was my mom who always just wanted my to try my hardest at all that I did in and out of school.
I discovered Hamilton through a college fair at my school. My mother and I were looking at all the schools that offered psychology as a major and the next on the list was Hamilton. My mom told me that it was an expensive school and I told her that we didn’t have to look at it but she said that we could anyways. The minute I saw the picture of the science center I was in love and the rest is history!
The first time I was on campus was for the Junior Preview. Immediately I knew that Hamilton was the college for me. I just thought it was so pretty, the perfect size, and had very friendly people. I can honestly say that I do still find these things true today and have so much more to like about Hamilton now that I have spent more time here.
I would say that the alumni should come back and visit! Come watch a sports event because they are always exciting or give a talk. I’m sure many current students would love to hear what Hamilton was like when you came here and what you did after college. It is reassuring to hear that all the hard we put in will be worth it someday!
“Fireflies” by Ron Pope
In the Woods
Swimming, reading, arts and crafts
All of my favorite memories are of hanging out with my friends in the second floor common room in our dorm.
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”