Class of 2015
October 17, 2014
After driving for an hour and a half, I looked up and saw this giant building. My parents and I finally made it to Preview Day at GSSM. Part of me was so excited, but another part of me was frightened. As I walked up to register and pick up my envelope, I saw the bright, smiling faces of the current students. During the day, my parents and I went through the motions from panel to panel. I was itching to ask questions, but I was too scared. Once we were finished and returned to the North Lobby for refreshments, I stuck by my parents' side because I was too scared to talk to anybody.
Looking back on my experience at Preview Day, I regret letting my nerves get the best of me. I wish I had been more interactive and had socialized more with both teachers and students.
So, these are my top 3 pieces of advice I would give my younger self on Preview Day:
Even though I was shy on Preview Day, I’m happy I applied and chose to come. Despite my shyness, I knew that this school was for me, and I still firmly believe it today. And now as I stand and say hello to students at Preview Day, I can say that I’m glad to meet all of them and answer any questions they may have.
P.S. The food is pretty good! :)