A New Hope, Another Challenge (11.6.11)

Well, it’s been a while since I posted but hey - time flies when you’re having fun.

School has been good so far, passing all of my classes. Nothing really worth mentioning - actually, there is.

I was drafted to be on the school’s quiz team for this show called “The Challenge” on MSG Varsity. I don’t have Optimum’s cable service so I had no idea the show existed. Think of it as Jeopardy with straight answers. Anyways, going there was quite a treat.

It was nice being on American television for the first time. At least I didn’t look like an idiot! Long story short: we lost to an obviously well-prepared team. I wasn’t phased or upset but man, I was glad that it ended. I didn’t bother to see the episode on TV because I didn’t know where to look.

Back to why I’m posting…

I’ve decided not to place all my focus on heading to DigiPen. I’ve been neglecting another college which offers the same opportunities but within my home state of New York - the Rochester Institute of Technology. I had an info packet from earlier this year but neglected to check it out fully. I decided to check out Reddit for any answers to the questions I had about the program. I think I also caused the students to argue a bit. I decided to go through with the application process, but it won’t be complete until after I take the SAT (and ACT) in December.

My college counselor saw my average for this marking period and decided for me to tackle the ACT. It’s convenient how it’ll be a week after I take the SAT. So for the rest of November, I’ve planned to use the resources there are to prepare, because I do not want to take the test any more than once.

I’ll still apply to DigiPen, but I’m not counting on an acceptance letter. The chances of getting in are pretty low, plus I’m still bummed out at what the representative told me at the college fair last month.

I guess I have my work cut out for me now. The dream is still alive!

On a very sad note, my good friend Ayala passed away last Sunday (10.30.11) from complications due to her affliction with leukemia. She was an awesome friend to have, and I really miss her.

Rest in peace. May light perpetually shine on you.

R.I.P. Ayala