Friday, August 19, 2005

The Biggest Event of My Summer

Well, my second post. Exciting. Today is my older brother's last day here. Tomorrow morning he's returning to TAC (Thomas Aquinas College) for his sophomore year. I'm sad for him to be leaving, but more than that I'm jealous. You see, I got back from the TAC High School summer program a couple of weeks ago, and it was the most amazing experience of my life so far.

I spent two weeks on the beautiful Southern California campus, meeting people from all over the country, discussing Sophocles, Aquinas, and Shakespeare, and strengthening my spiritual life. I cannot possibly say enough about the program, or the college, or the people I met.

In short, I fell in love with the TAC community and way of life, and I have never felt so at home as I did there. For all of you who were there with me, I thank you for helping to make it what it was, and I hope you keep me posted on what's going on in your lives!


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9 comments:

ShimmeringEmms said...

Hey Sarah! I just wanna "second" your post there! I totally agree!! I'm working on my application...so hopefully (if all goes PERFECT) see you in a year ;) ^_^

~Emily Grimes

Noli said...

I'll come back and read often, Sarah. :) In fact, I'm linking you, if you don't mind.
I'm so happy that you fell in love with TAC! It's exactly how I felt after the summer program. I will watch your application progress with great interest. *wink* I look forward to seeing you in a year(as a freshman!!), if not sooner!

riskitall said...

Well Sarah- I was sure that the 4th of July weekend was your highlight of the summer, but... (yeah right!) I'm glad it was life changing! (in many ways... hmm?) I'll keep writing!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah! This is Julia. Yeah, I changed my mind and I am definetly applying to TAC also...yay!! I miss the weather there. It's hot here in good ol' Wichita. My mom just told me it's 72 degrees in Santa Paula. Thanks a lot, Mom.
:)Julia

riskitall said...

Sarah- patiently awaiting your next post... Good luck on your classes and prospective job! It's strange to post on this since I talk to you all the time! Oh well! That's just my odd nature!

John Hall said...

Hello Sarah,

It was truly wonderful to have you in my section during the most amazing two-week period of my life. Having visited and fallen in love with the school last year, the summer program only cemeted my feelings about it. I am absolutely applying after I re-take the SAT in October. I'm already working on my essays and getting my transcripts together.

Please continue to post as often as you can. With all of God's grace I will see you next year in the freshman class.

e-mail me sometime! jwh88amdg@hotmail.com

Peace of Christ,
John Hall
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

Anonymous said...

Oh Sarah!!
I totally know what you mean. That program was the highlight of my summer! I really hope I get in. *crosses fingers* Also, hi to Emily and Julia! Lots of love y'alls! God bless,

Bernadette

Anonymous said...

Oh Sarah!!
I totally know what you mean!! It was the highlight of my summer and I really hope I get in *crosses fingers* Also, Hi Ems and Julia! I miss you guys lots! Hope to see y'alls in a year. God bless,

Bernadette

Anonymous said...

Erm, sorry I posted twice... wasn't sure how this thing worked. Love,

your Bernie