Sunday, June 29, 2008

Ivy League Connection at Dartmouth College

Yesterday the Dartmouth College cohort of the Ivy league Connection arrived about two hours late after being delayed at our scheduled stop-over in Phoenix. A summer-rain showered the scenic ride from the Manchester airport to the Dartmouth campus, but the students: Dzinya, Yijun, Jasmine, P. P., Jennifer, and Brandon were in good spirits all through the journey. They settled into their dorm rooms after reuniting with the 23 other high school students attending Dartmouth as part of the Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth (SEAD) program. All of the SEAD students are in their last year of the program after beginning the program as rising sophomores.
They have bonded into a supportive family of friends and the Dartmouth staff has done an excellent job of facilitating their academic and social development. Today an early thunderstorm began the day's activities. The students attended class and had personal mentoring from the Dartmouth staff.

Mr. M


Anonymous said...

Today's major activties for our second day of sead were "tight roping", and a "deep discussion". The Tight roping was a very scary experience due to the fact that I'm afraid of heights, but it was well worth it. In our deep dicussion we talked about some things like; the seperation between genders and some our negative and positive qualities. I'm really enjoying myself and it's only day two!

dongosney said...

Since both of these activities are a bit foreign to us, maybe you can expand on them a little and tell us what they are, the reasons for doing them and why tightroping might be a scary experience for you.

When you write on these blogs, imagine that you've just been in a car accident and you now have permanent amnesia. People tell you that you spent some time at Dartmouth but you can't remember a thing. They point out that you wrote a daily blog and you realize that the only way you're going to get our old life back is to read those blogs and find who and what you were all about before that terrible accident.

Now that you get the picture, do you think that today's posting is going to tell you anything about your old life?

You are our eyes and ears at Dartmouth so we need you to tell us in such a way that we feel like we're right there with you.