They went to Brown to learn how to become leaders, they fell in love with Harvard and Yale, paid their respects to Wellesley and bade farewell to the East Coast. And now it was time to head home to tell their world what they had seen.
After spending the morning touring Wellesley they boarded their plane in Boston and winged their way west with the setting sun.
Arriving at El Cerrito HS nearly two full hours after landing at SFO they opened the doors to their shuttle to take in the cool air of the East Bay. After three weeks of heat and humidity it surely had to feel refreshing to bask in the cool and windy climate of the place they know as home.
As they passed by Emeryville they called their loved ones so they could be there when they arrived. Traffic was light, though, and only one set of parents was there by the time the shuttle pulled up. In short order, though, one set of parents after another arrived.
There were hugs all around and smiling faces everywhere.
And, as required at every ILC event, a group photo was snapped to commemorate the end of this, the last group to return this year.
And now the Women & Leadership ladies head home to prepare to implement their Action Plans (after they blog, of course). And then there’s Komal, who will sit us all down and impress us with her newfound knowledge of the biotechnical world. We can’t wait.