Love to hear replies on this: What's the happiest experience you've had in college and/or high school? Tell me about it.
I know a lot of us on here are looking at that college scholarship sweepstakes, but take some time away for scholarship searching, and share something. Super cliche, but why the heck not.
G. Mark’s Answer
This might not sound like a big deal, but in High School I had a pretty good time. And I graduated summa cum laude. Most of us hadn't heard of that before, so it got some chuckles. And when I got on stage with my fancy-schmancy gold thingy on, my classmates started dancing behind me singing "Cum Laude" to the tune of Dean Martin's Volare. I can't think about it without smiling and feeling nostalgic. Up to that point, I didn't think I meant much to folks, but I really appreciated that little goofing around. I think it ended up photographed and published somewhere, but it's really burned into my brain.
A great question! Honestly it was getting out of my comfort zone and making new, lifelong friends. I went to college with a set group of friends and we stuck around each other for the most part. But by our second semester of Freshman year, we challenged each other to go outside of the group to expand our network of friends. This resulted in the development of new and lasting relationships that I still maintain today. Several of these new friends were actually groomsmen in my wedding. So my challenge to you would be make as many new friends as you can. They really help develop and define how great your college experience can be.
Commencement would be my happiest memory from college, followed closely by the public speaking class. Honestly though, there are too many happy experiences to name even just two!
Thanks for the question!