On Saturday, we all hosted the accepted students for next year. Earlier in the week we had all signed up for different jobs, such as tour-guiding and participating in the question and answer session. The bell rang at 7:15 in the morning and Ranch stumbled to breakfast. After breakfast we cleaned all the common spaces to ensure the campus looked nice for the day. Around 9:15 the accepted students started to arrive. Eight of the students from our semester went over to the CEE to greet them and make them feel welcome. Then at 10:15, a bunch of us went over to give tours to the families. We showed them around campus and got the chance to talk about our personal experience at Chewonki. It was fun to be able to share our stories and hopefully each family felt welcome and enjoyed their time here.
After the tours, we gathered in the whale room for the question and answer session. The prospective students and their families got the chance to ask current students and teachers about Chewonki and what it is like to live here. We talked about how fun weekends are, why we enjoy classes so much, and the secrets to making sure your cabin isn’t freezing when you wake up in the morning. Then we ate lunch with them and later four students took them on a walk to The Point. Although the day was a little sad because it means our semester is coming to an end, it was a fun day and I enjoyed getting the chance to make next year’s students feel welcome at Chewonki.
-Melissa Mooradian, Brookline, MA