Today is Cone Day! All cones are $1.85 all day long (regularly $2.77).
Over the last year, we have been privileged to have the opportunity to get to know some of the students at Trinity Christian Academy. The senior class of 2007 has shown us great support. As they are getting ready to leave for college over the next few days and weeks, we would like to wish them the best. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Thinking back to my time at college, I've come up with a few helpful hints for the college bound:
1. Always remember your old friends from back home, but don't forget to make new ones where you are.
2. Get involved. Whether it is with a club, student government, a sorority or fraternity (Go Kappa Sigma), a sport or a church group; become active in your college community.
3. Take the opportunities that are handed to you. If you have a chance to study abroad, go. If you have a chance to run for office, do it. Look for opportunities and seize them.
4. Take pride in your school. If it is not the right fit, transfer. If it is, wear your colors boldly. (I am proud to where the green, orange and white of the mighty UT Dallas Comets.)
5. Seek to improve the faults of the school as each one will have them. Leave knowing that you made a difference instead of merely existed.
6. Be thankful for the strengths of the school and build upon them further. Support what is good and challenge what is wrong.
7. Be aware of your rivals and always root against them on the field, then shake their hand after the game is over. After all, the Sooners and Aggies are fine people too.
8. Call your parents. They will want to know what is going on in your life. Every once in awhile, when you're on the phone with them, make sure to thank them for all they have done.
9. Take classes not in your major. You might end up with a fun minor or just have experiences and education that you might have otherwise missed. Get outside your comfort zone.
10. Always remember where you have come from and who you are, but be happy with where you are and where you are going.
The college experience might change some views and challenge some convictions, but the strength provided to you by your family and friends in your youth will always be there. At the end of it all, the hope is that you can look back on who you were and smile at who you become. Enjoy your college years!