Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Week of Opportunities

This past week the ILC has given the other Yalies and I two amazing opportunities.

On Wednesday we were honored to attend the School Board meeting and I was fortunate enough to be chosen to speak. I was very grateful for the opportunity to thank all of the people involved in making my dream summer a reality. Without the board’s support there is no conceivable way I would be able to attend the Ivy Scholars Program.

Thursday night Mr. Ramsey invited the Yalies and I to another fabulous restaurant for the chance to meet Dr. Minh Luong. I was impressed by the approachability of Dr. Luong’s character. He spoke with great grace and told us many anecdotes about his life, as well as insights into the program we will be attending.

Both of these nights made me even more excited for the amazing opportunity that I was lucky enough to have dropped in my lap. How many people can say someone handed them an opportunity like this one?

It was really fun to officially meet and talk to the other Yalies. I’m looking forward to all of the adventures to come.


  1. Thanks Marisol for sharing your joy and excitement about coming into the ILC.

    Take care.

    Charles T. Ramsey

  2. Marisol,

    Dinner with Dr. Dr. Luong is always a fun event. He's always so personable to the point where you really can't wait to get into his class.

    And, of course, the grub wasn't all that bad that night, either.