First Year Girls at WWU!

Hey people, long time no blog! Gabby here to report some amazing things.

A few weekends ago (February 21st), we took our First Year Girls’ Program to Western Washington University to hang out on campus and practice with Chaos, Western’s Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team.

The day started bright and early at Jefferson Community Center where we rendezvoused and left by 8:15 AM. We then spent a great two hours traveling to Western with vans filled with singing and fun stories to hold us over. We got to the beautiful campus around 10 AM and immediately filed into a building for an admissions workshop led by Mr. Baker from the Admissions Office. He answered questions about the admissions process and gave us cool Western swag that a lot of our girls still wear (the convertible headband wrap thing was my personal favorite).

After the workshop, we traveled to downtown Bellingham for an hour lunch. We split up into groups and explored the many places to eat. Some of us got crepes, some got burgers, some got both. Either way, we were nice and full by the time lunch was over and headed back to campus around noon.

Once we got back on campus, we had the girls participate in our now annual photo scavenger hunt around campus. We devised a hilarious mission for the girls and split them into two groups to see which group could take the most pictures and earn the most points. Although both teams did very well and made the Leadership team double over in laughter a few times, the winning team has yet to be announced (but don’t worry, you will all know soon enough).

Following the scavenger hunt, the girls practiced with Chaos from 1-4 PM. They did cutting drills and although it was windy, rocked out and eventually ended the practice with some fun mini. It was great to see the girls and Chaos interact and it was obvious that both parties, well, had a party.

After a long, long day it was then time to hit the road and head back home. We said our goodbyes and traveled all the way back to Jefferson, arriving at about 6 PM. Sweaty, tired, and some hungry, we all made it safely and went our respective ways.

All in all, we had a great time and a huge shout out to Chaos and the Western Washington University Admissions Office for hosting us and showing us a great time! We learned a lot and look forward to seeing you again!

First Year Girls hangin' out at Western with Chaos.
First Year Girls hangin’ out at Western with Chaos.

Oh! And readers, keep an eye out for a recap blog post on our First Year Boys’ UW trip and their retreat! Lots goin’ on and we definitely want you to know about it! Woohoo!

Much love,

Gabby

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