A Weekend for Champions

October 7, 2013

Happy Monday once again!

Wow- another weekend gone in a flash! I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely singing the Monday blues.

Hmm… So what went on this weekend?
Well for me- 1) The largest cross country race of my life! (It was insane!)
2) Common App prep
3) Scary movies galore!

On Saturday half of the cross country team (the lucky non-SAT takers) made the trek all the way to Belfast, Maine for the Festival of the Champions. (No biggie) When we arrived, we found 1600 runners! Now, compared to the usual crowd of Hebron Academy, Kents Hill (and sometimes Hyde) 70 schools total was a bit overwhelming. It was an all day event (we left at 7:00a.m. and returned at 8:00p.m.) But, hey- I guess that makes us champions!

Here is a photo and a video to show the start. (imagine standing in front of these girls!)

Seeded Girls Race

Seeded Girls Race

Video Link:

(crazy, huh?)

On Sunday, the lovely Ms. Libby helped several of us (SENIORS!) work on our Common Applications… Ahhh! I have a long ways to go let me tell you. Buy with some help I was able to cross off a few of the categories on the app. (My name and address… etc. etc.– the really difficult stuff 😉 )

Before I go, there was one more thing that defined this weekend- Scary movies. Now, I have no idea as to why but it seemed that wherever I went on campus, there was at least 2 different TV’s watching a horror movie. (Getting in the Halloween spirit early?) Anyways, my roommates and I felt that it was a tad bit too scary for us and set up the ultimate slumber party. Taking all of our mattresses of of our beds and pushing them all together on the floor made our nights a little less terrifying after watching these frightening films.


Although I will miss this awesome sleeping set up, I am looking forward to this week! I can’t believe we’re half way through Fall Term already!

Until next week!

Buddha Quote of the Week:  “To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”

P.S. Happy birthday shout out to Clara Matties and Mia Harvey! (Current students here at Gould Academy)


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