Saturday, May 7, 2011

Senior Send-off

     Wednesday night I joined my senior classmates at Senior Send-off. This annual event is held by Ohio Northern University to celebrate with spring graduates. At 5:00 p.m. my friends and I piled onto university buses and were transported to the Lima Civic Center. It amazed me upon arrival how many seniors I have not met in my four year stint at ONU. At such a small school it sometimes feels like you know absolutely everyone, and that is not the case. After signing in, food was served. My expectations of the meal were not high, so I did not mind pizza, wings and veggies.
        Next on the agenda was playing casino games. It was fun to socialize with everyone, but we wanted the raffles to begin. After a long 3-hour wait, names started to be called. I am sad to report there were not any winners at my table of ten. Except for the last drawing, prizes were not very impressive. Our school gave away a free trip for two to go to Las Vegas! The girl that won was thrilled, it was her lucky day.
       In close, I am very much looking forward to graduation, and it is finally feeling real. Events such as Senior Send-off, (and everything my sorority has done to say goodbye to seniors) have really made graduation seem believable. My four years at ONU went by fast; I am excited to see what the next few years have in store for me. As soon as I have a job lined up I will be able to breathe easy. I have been feeling the pressure lately; it is incredibly intimidating not knowing where I will be in the next few months. Hopefully I will not have to wait much longer! 

1 comment:

  1. I'm kind of sad that I didn't get to go to senior send-off! I wanted to and Kelsey and Renee tried talking me into it (it almost worked) but sadly final papers and school obligations STILL take precedence over everything else in my life. It kind of makes me miss having one, but I'm glad you had fun.

    I feel the same way that you do, it's sad but I'm excited at the same time to graduate. I know I would feel a lot better as well knowing I already have a job lined up for when I leave, but that hasn't happened quite yet. But we'll both get there!